PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: The Scary Truth About Your Skeleton System

Category: About the Body

Suggested Grade Level: 3-5

Materials: Skeleton posters, string, bone labels


This bulletin board is about the skeletal system. I have two skeletons taped to the side of the board. The bones are labeled to the side. I have string attached to the bone name and the actual bone. Around the outside is a Halloween boarder and at the bottom of the board are facts about the skeletal system.

Skeletal system facts:
-The femur is the largest bone in the body.
-The 24 rib bones protect the heart and lungs.
-There are 27 hand bones.
-There are 14 bones that make up your face.
-Your skull protects your brain and eyes.
-Your nose and ears are made up of cartilage. Cartilage is lighter and more flexible than bone.
-A newborn baby has around 350 bones. As the baby grows older the bones begin to fuse together becoming one large bone.
An adult has 206 bones.
-The smallest bones are located in your ear - the hammer, anvil, and stirrup.
-The stirrup is smaller than a grain of rice.
-There are four types of bones long, short, flat, and irregular.
-Your height depends on the growth of your bones. A girl grows til about the age of 16. A boy grows til about the age of 18.
-The human neck contains the same amount of cervical vertebrae bones (7) as a giraffe.

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Submitted by Megan Laut who teaches at Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle in Brooklyn, MD. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 10/28/2013 6:01:29 PM. Viewed 7143 times since 10/22/2013.

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