Science – Human and Animal Skeletons

In Science, we have been learning about the importance of our skeleton for: movement, protection and support. We have been identifying bones in the human body and finding out more about their functions.

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We found out that animal skeletons can be different from human skeletons. In fact, some animals have their skeleton on the outside of their body which is called an exoskeleton. Some animals have no skeleton and are known as invertebrates. When we studied vertebrates, we found some similarities with the human skeleton. Most of these animals had a skull to protect their brain and a ribcage to protect their heart and lungs, just like us. We focused on some animal bones in detail and talked about their functions. We used our sketches to show similarities and differences between animals and humans.

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