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CLIP 2302

The animal skeleton

The animal skeleton
Key Info
  • The animal skeleton
  • Duration: 01:58
  • An introduction to the skeleton of humans and other animals. Inside the human body are the bones of our skeleton, supporting our body and holding it up. The skeleton provides a protective cage for the delicate organs inside. The ribcage protects the heart and lungs. As we grow so our skeleton grows with us. The human skeleton is made up of more than 200 bones. Includes X-ray images of static and moving humans and cheetahs, and images of the skeletons of a bird and a frog.
  • Credits: Getty Images
  • Subject:



    Humans and Other Animals: Movement

  • Keywords: skeleton, vertebrate, vertebra, bones, backbone, ribs, hand, foot, protection, human, bird, frog, cheetah, growth
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip would support learning about humans and other animals and would help to develop knowledge about skeletons.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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