Textbook chapters (only one of the following books is necessary, the information covered in the concept questions is
found in each of the books).

•        Chapters 7, 8, and 9:  Anatomy and Physiology  by OpenStax College
•        Chapters 7 and 8:  Visual Anatomy and Physiology by Martini and Ober
•        Sections 7.5 – 7.13 and Chapter 8:  Hole’s Anatomy and Physiology by Shier, Butler, and Lewis

1.        Compare and contrast the skeletal components of the axial versus appendicular skeletons.

Concept Storyline:  Axial vs Appendicular

2.        Describe the location and function of the cranial sutures and their relationship to fontanelles.

Concept Storyline:  Sutures

3.        Describe the location and function of the main facial sinuses.

Concept Storyline:  Sinuses

4.        Compare and contrast the structure, location and function of each of the following groups of vertebrae and the
relationship of each to the four main spinal curves:  cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral

Concept Storyline:  Vertebrae

5.        Compare and contrast the structure, function, and movement of the vertebral atlas and axis.

Concept Storyline:  Atlas and Axis

6.        Describe the structure and function of the thoracic cage.

Concept Storyline:  Thoracic Cage

7.        Compare and contrast the structure and function of the pectoral girdle versus the pelvic girdle, including any
gender differences.

Concept Storyline:  Skeletal Girdles

8.        Compare and contrast the range of motion, location, and composition of synarthroses, amphiarthroses, and

Concept Storyline:  Articulations

9.        Describe the main types of motion as they relate to joint type and movement in reference to anatomical position.

Concept Storyline:  Movement

10.        Gain familiarity with the structure and function of the shoulder, hip, and elbow joints.

Concept Storyline:  Synovial Joints

11.        Describe the location and attachments of each of the main ligaments of the knee joint.

Concept Storyline:  Knee
12.        Identify, in both words and pictures, each of the skeletal structures.

Skeleton Labeling Practice Activities

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Michelle Murphy, M.S., M.Ed.
Lake Region State College