The skeleton is made up of all bones in the body.
The skeleton is made up of bones and cartilage.

The skeleton has three parts:

  • the skull,
  • the torso
  • and the limbs.


An adult has 206 bones, but when a baby is born he or she has about 300. This is because some of the bones join together as we grow.

Some functions of the skeleton are

  • support
  • and protection.

The skeleton supports the body.

The skeleton protects the delicate organs inside the body.

The skull protects the brain.

The ribs protect the heart and lungs.

Source | MagicBox Animation


The skeleton – Types and uses
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Source | The Children’s University of Manchester