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Year 4 sketch and study their skeletons

Year 4 sketch and study their skeletons

Earlier this week, we enjoyed working in groups to draw what we thought the human skeleton looked like. However, the results were rather amusing as the poor skeletons looked somewhat mismatched and seemed to be missing many of the major bones! Since then, our knowledge has greatly improved and we are now able to explain where many different bones are found, giving their scientific names. 

Next, we will study different types of skeletons and discover that not all animals have an endoskeleton like us (a skeleton on the inside of their body). Many creatures have an exoskeleton, which supports and protects their bodies from the outside. We will then be investigating the pros and cons of different types of skeleton. As some of our year group have unfortunately discovered, endoskeletons do take a long time to heal if damaged!

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