All About Bones

September 21, 2018
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This is a human skeleton. It is made of bones. Bones shape and support your body. They also protect your organs.

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This is an X-ray of a human skull. The skull protects the brain. It gives shape to the face. It has 22 bones.

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It is important to keep your bones healthy. Drinking milk or eating oranges helps. They have calcium. Calcium helps bones grow strong.

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Have you ever broken a bone? Ouch! A doctor sets the bone in place. A cast protects it while it heals.

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Your bones are under your skin. You need an X-ray machine to see them. An X-ray is a special type of picture. It shows doctors if a bone is broken.

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Did You Know?

Adults have 206 bones. Babies are born with about 300 bones. Bones are living things. As you get older, some bones fuse, or grow together.

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