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Ch 6: Skeletal System Study Guide

About This Chapter

The Skeletal Systems Study Guide chapter of this Human Biology Study Guide course is the simplest way to master the skeletal system. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the skeletal system.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs helping learning or mastering skeletal system material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the skeletal system. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the skeletal system
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning human biology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the skeletal system
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra biology learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Skeletal System Study Guide chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Skeletal System Study Guide chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any skeletal system question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a skeletal system unit of a standard human biology course. Topics covered include:

  • Function and terminology of the skeletal system
  • Names and location of major bones of the skull and face
  • Location and function of the bones of the vertebral column and ribs
  • Anatomy of the bones of the arm and hand
  • Names, anatomy and function of the shoulder, leg, and foot
  • Identification of the bones of the pelvis
  • Structure and function of joints
  • Types of joint movement and tissue structure and function

16 Lessons in Chapter 6: Skeletal System Study Guide
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Skeletal System: Function and Terms

1. The Skeletal System: Function and Terms

You'll learn about the two major divisions of our skeleton, the axial and appendicular skeleton, in this video lesson. In addition, you will find out how bone is formed, thanks to tiny little cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts, and what the major parts of a long bone are.

Major Bones of the Skull: Names and Location

2. Major Bones of the Skull: Names and Location

Your eyeballs, ear and brain all depend on skull bones to give them a place to live. These bones include the frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal, sphenoid and ethmoid bone. Review these bones and their purposes in this lesson.

Bones of the Face: Names, Function & Location

3. Bones of the Face: Names, Function & Location

In this lesson, learn which bones help you cry, breathe, eat and see as we review the maxilla, mandible, zygomatic, lacrimal, nasal, vomer and palatine bones of the face. Then, learn which bones are paired.

Bones of the Vertebral Column and Ribs: Definition and Function

4. Bones of the Vertebral Column and Ribs: Definition and Function

Learn about the importance of your ribs, vertebrae, and sternum. If it wasn't for them, you wouldn't be alive. You'll also find out what strange sounding words like manubrium and xyphoid mean.

Bones of the Arm and Hand: Anatomy and Functions

5. Bones of the Arm and Hand: Anatomy and Functions

The humerus isn't all that funny; it plays an important role in your body. Likewise, the radius, ulna, carpals, metacarpals and phalanges are all important components of your arm, wrist and fingers.

Bones of the Shoulder: Anatomy and Functions

6. Bones of the Shoulder: Anatomy and Functions

Did you know that your shoulder joint is made up of many different parts? In this lesson, you'll learn about the clavicle, scapula, glenoid cavity, and acromion, as well as some of their more common names.

Bones of the Leg and Foot: Names, Anatomy & Functions

7. Bones of the Leg and Foot: Names, Anatomy & Functions

Find out about the major bones which help you walk. We'll go over the femur, patella, fibula, tibia, tarsals, metatarsals, and something called the trochanter.

Bones of the Pelvis: Definition and Function

8. Bones of the Pelvis: Definition and Function

In this lesson, you will learn about your hips and the important structures involved in their formation. The ilium, ischium, pubis, acetabulum, pelvic cavity, and sacrum will all be covered.

Joints: Structure and Functions

9. Joints: Structure and Functions

Find out what part of your body is affected when you tear your meniscus, how synovial fluid is made, what the synovial membrane helps to comprise, what a joint is, and why a joint capsule is important.

Types of Joint Movement & Tissue Structure and Function

10. Types of Joint Movement & Tissue Structure and Function

Find out how your joints are categorized. You'll learn about the synovial, cartilaginous, and fibrous joints as well as diarthrosis, synarthrosis, and amphiarthrosis.

Long Bones in the Human Body

11. Long Bones in the Human Body

This lesson goes over the definition of a long bone and explores its characteristics. Then, it names and locates the various long bones found in the human body.

Short Bones in the Human Body

12. Short Bones in the Human Body

This lesson goes over the definition and major characteristics of the short bones of the human body, and then proceeds to name the various short bones and offer some mnemonics to help remember them.

Flat Bones in the Human Body

13. Flat Bones in the Human Body

This lesson describes the two major criteria for flat bones of the body, why the term 'flat bone' is a misnomer, and lists the names of the various flat bones in the human body.

Skeletal Diseases: Types & Characteristics

14. Skeletal Diseases: Types & Characteristics

Although your skeleton seems solid as a rock, it is not immune to problems. The skeleton is a living part of your body, and like any other part, it is susceptible to infections as well as nutritional, genetic, and cancerous disorders.

What is the Difference Between the Axial & Appendicular Skeleton?

15. What is the Difference Between the Axial & Appendicular Skeleton?

This lesson describes, in detail, the differences between the axial and appendicular skeletons of the human body. You'll learn which bones and how many are in each of these major skeletal categories.

Calvarium: Definition, Bones & Anatomy

16. Calvarium: Definition, Bones & Anatomy

This lesson is going to go over the calvarium. You'll learn exactly what it is, the bones it's composed of, and where these bones are located anatomically speaking.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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