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Hand - Bony Features

The hand includes the:

• carpals (wrist),

• metacarpals (palm)

• phalanges (fingers and thumb).

The hand has 27 bones; 8 carpels in the wrist, 5 metacarpels in the palm and 14 phalanges (each finger has 3, except the thumb, which has 2.)

The hand, with its many joints, is made to be flexible and agile. It can grasp and lift a heavy suitcase or carefully pick up a pin. The upper limb is made to do both.

Skeletal System - Bony Features of the Hand
Skeletal System - Bony Features of the Hand

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Next Generation 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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