WHY DO WE NEED BONES?

Little Explorers discovered just how awesome their bones are in lab class this week. When asked to draw pictures of what they would look like without their bones, lab journals quickly filled with pictures of various jelly-like blobs. They learned to appreciate the skeletal system for all the amazing work it does. Our bones are not only the framework that enables us to stand upright and move around, but the mighty protector of our heart, lungs and other internal organs. The preschoolers were amazed that our 206 bones are also in charge of making our blood cells! The explores got busy moving their bones as they worked to solve the life size skeletal puzzles. Let's hear it for our bones!

Juvenile size skeletons were printed from this website.