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How Do We Move? (Joints, Muscles, Tendons)

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How do we move? See how our joints, muscles and tendons help us move in this video!

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  • Identify what helps a skeleton to move.

    Hints

    There are four correct answers.

    Joints are connections that hold bones together. They provide support and allow movement to the skeleton where it is needed.

    Solution

    Joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments help your skeleton to move.

  • What are these parts of the skeleton?

    Hints

    Joints connect the bones.

    Tendons attach the muscles to the bones.

    Ligaments connect the bones, ensuring that nothing slips when we are moving.

    Solution

    Bones are connected with joints, and also have tendons that attach the muscles to the bones.

    Ligaments ensure that the bones are connected to each other, so nothing slips when we are moving.

  • What is the function of the joints?

    Hints

    Joints have three main functions.

    Joints help hold together bones.

    Solution

    Joints are a very important part of the skeleton. Joints hold together bones, provide support and allow movement.

  • How are the hinge and ball joints different?

    Hints

    The elbow joint and the knee joint are hinge joints. Can we bend our knees or move them in all directions?

    The finger joints are hinge joints that allow us to bend and stretch the fingers.

    The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint. It helps our arm move in all directions.

    Solution

    Ball and Socket Joints

    • can move in different directions
    • can move the body parts in circles

    Hinge Joints

    • allows movement in two directions
    • helps us bend and stretch the body parts

  • How does the skeleton move?

    Hints

    The ball and socket joint in the shoulder allows us to move the arm in different directions.

    The different bones are connected to one another by ligaments.

    Look at where the arrow is pointing to on each image. This will give you an extra clue.

    Solution

    Muscles pull on tendons to move bones.

    Tendons feel like solid rope and attach muscles to the bones.

    Ligaments ensure the bones are connected to each other, so nothing slips when the skeleton is moving.

    Joints hold together bones and allow movement.

  • How does your skeleton move?

    Hints

    Tendons work with the muscles to move the bones.

    Ligaments connect the bones to each other.

    Solution

    There are many important parts of the body that help you to move.

    The muscles pull on tendons to move bones.

    The tendons feel like solid rope and attach muscles to the bones.

    Ligaments ensure the bones are connected to each other, so nothing slips when the skeleton is moving.