Module II, Part B Skeletal & Joints
I. Functions pgs 4- 5
II. Classifications of bone tissue pgs 5-7
III. Classification of bone shapes pgs 8-10
IV. Methods of Learning the Bones of the Skeleton pgs 10-55
V. Articulations pgs 56-70
VI. Ossification Processes pgs 71-76
VII. Fractures & Healing pgs 71-81
Saddle Joint: Yee Haw!
1. Have students curl their fingers up, stretch out their palm, and do thumbs up with their right hand.
2. Tell students to make a peace sign with their left hand. Have them turn their peace sign over and straddle their right hand. Their left hand is the ‘cowboy/cowgirl’ and their right hand is the saddle!
I know it is corny! It works! The thumb is the only saddle joint in the body.
3. Have students examine the thumbs range of motion! It has a tremendous range and because it opposes the other digits, it allows us to grip things. (This cool structure also separates primates from all the other animals!)