12 Skeleton Skeleton Skull Smallest bone Around the same length Your bones all join up to as a grain of rice, this is one of the smallest and make a frame for your body bones in your body. It called the skeleton. This lies deep inside your ear. bones Jaw bone protects your insides, and helps you move about. How many ribs have you got? Shoulder blade A giraffe’s long neck helps it to eat leaves Each finger off tall trees. has three bones, except for your thumb, which has two. You have eight small bones in each wrist. 206 bones Neck bones There are 206 bones There are Did you know that you Rib 24 bones in have seven bones in your in an adult skeleton. your spine. neck, the same number Over half of these are found in as a giraffe? The top one the hands and feet – the parts allows you to move your of your body that perform the head up and down, the second lets you rotate it most complicated movements. Pelvis from side to side. The th Your tail bone is at the very bottom of your igh bone is the b spine. 24, unless you are one of the rare people born with 26. Frogs have very short spines to withstand the strain of the huge leaps they take. Thigh bone iggest Snakes are A fish’s incredibly bendy Long lasting spine allows it and strongest in thanks to many to bend its body from Bone is a very hard identical side to side so it can material and one of the last vertebrae forming swim smoothly. their long spines. parts to rot away when a body is buried. This woman lived in the Stone Age, 5000 Shin bone years ago, but her bones have survived until today. the body. Your ankle has Become three larger an expert... bones and four Other skeletons smaller ones. on bone and cartilage, Most animals have a pages 20-21 backbone and are called Skeleton on teeth, There are 54 bones in your “vertebrates”. Animals pages 84-85 hands, and 52 with no spine, like spiders in your feet. and bugs, are called 13 “invertebrates”.