A look at a fish skeleton and its function. At an aquarium, we see various fish from the Atlantic, including the turbot. We look at the skeleton of this fish. The spine and the bones coming off the spine protect the delicate organs of the fish.

First broadcast:
8 October 2007

Using this clip and other images of fish, children could draw, paint and sketch different types of fish. They could then study the similarities and differences between fish. Making cardboard templates of different fish shapes and pulling them through water may help children to understand how their streamlined shape enables them to move through the water with ease.