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

When studying the functions of the skeleton, pupils can compare the skeleton of this fish with other vertebrates. Analysing and observing real fish bones will help children to relate their properties to how a fish moves through the water. Pupils can go on to look at different fish skeletons and the anatomy of fish.