Worksheet: The Human Skeleton

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying the functions of the human skeleton.

Q1:

Pick one way to keep our bones strong and healthy.

  • AEat lots of foods containing vitamin C.
  • BEat lots of foods containing sugar.
  • CEat lots of foods containing calcium.

Q2:

The skeleton has three main functions (jobs). It gives our bodies shape and protects our organs. Which of these is the third function of the skeleton?

  • AIt maintains our body temperature.
  • BIt helps us run fast.
  • CIt helps us move.

Q3:

What attaches our muscles to our bones?

  • ATendons
  • BSkin
  • CJoints

Q4:

This is a human skeleton.

What bone(s) does the label show?

  • AHips
  • BFemur
  • CRibs
  • DKnee

What organ(s) do these bones protect?

  • AThe kidneys
  • BThe heart
  • CThe brain
  • DThe lungs

Q5:

What is the longest bone in the human body?

  • AThe tibia
  • BThe radius
  • CThe humerus
  • DThe femur

Q6:

What joint is shown in the X-ray?

X-ray film of shoulder-72 ppi
  • AKnee
  • BShoulder
  • CWrist
  • DElbow

Q7:

Select the correct bone to complete the label.

Which bone does the label show?

  • AThe skull
  • BThe hips
  • CThe shoulders
  • DThe ribs

Which organ does this bone protect?

  • AThe heart
  • BThe lungs
  • CThe brain
  • DThe liver

Q8:

This is a human skeleton.