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Vertebral Column (Backbone) Labeling Page

Backbone (Vertebral Column) Labeling Page

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Skeletal System Diagram Bundle (High School & College) - Downloadable Only
20 high-resolution, printable diagrams of the skeletal system that are copy-ready* and can be used for teaching and/or study guides for learning the bone names, structure, anatomy and attachment points, and the joints and joint movement, plus a Skeleton Summary. These anatomy diagrams are meant to be used to enhance students' vocabulary and comprehension of the human skeleton.
    1.    The Skeleton Summary
    2.    Full Body Skeleton Diagram
    3.    Skull (Front View) Diagram
    4.    Skull (Side View) Diagram
    5.    Skull (Cranial Cavity) Diagram
    6.    Bones of the Upper Limb Diagram
    7.    Bones of the Pectoral Girdle (Shoulder) Diagram
    8.    Bones of the Rib Cage Diagram
    9.    Bony Features of the Scapula Diagram
    10.    Bony Features of the Humerus Diagram
    11.    Bony Features of the Radius/Ulna Diagram
    12.    Bones of the Hand Diagram
    13.    Bones of the Lower Limb Diagram
    14.    Bony Features of the Vertebral Column Diagram
    15.    Bony Features of the Pelvis Diagram
    16.    Bony Features of the Femur Diagram
    17.    Bony Features of the Tibia/Fibula Diagram
    18.    Bones of the Foot Diagram
    19.    Long Bone Structure Diagram
    20.    Joints of the Body Diagram
    21.    Joints in Motion Diagram

Skeletal System Diagram Bundle (High School & College) - Downloadable Only

Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS)

Grade 6-8 - MS-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

LS1.A: Structure and Function
• All living things are made up of cells, which is the smallest unit that can be said to be alive. An organism may consist of one single cell (unicellular) or many different numbers and types of cells (multicellular). (MS-LS1-1)
• Within cells, special structures are responsible for particular functions, and the cell membrane forms the boundary that controls what enters and leaves the cell. (MS-LS1-2)
• In multicellular organisms, the body is a system of multiple interacting subsystems. These subsystems are groups of cells that work together to form tissues and organs that are specialized for particular body functions. (MS-LS1-3)

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