The Human Skeleton

The human skeleton is made up of 206 bones. The functions of the skeleton are to provide support, give our bodies shape, provide protection to other systems and organs of the body, to provide attachments for muscles, to produce movement and to produce red blood cells.

 

GCSE PE Bones of the skeleton

The main bones of the human skeleton are:

  • The Skull – Cranium, Mandible, and Maxilla
  • Shoulder girdle – clavicle and scapula – humerus, radius, and ulna
  • Hand – Carpals, Metacarpals, and

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