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How to Study the Skeletal System Easily

Anatomy and physiology students have a long list of bones to memorize, and despite this, it is the easiest parts of the body to learn because they are so accessible. You can touch and break most of your bones. But then simply memorizing something is not very effective as when you attach meaning to what you are learning. If you follow these creative suggestions below, learning about the human skeletal system would become very easy for you.

These ideas, however, are not meant to replace studying our textbook or attending class and paying attention to your teacher.

But you can still be creative in studying them by following these ideas below.

One idea is to paint corresponding bones on a t-shirt or a pair of leggings. Painting your skin can be one adventure for you. The bones of the skull can be marked on your face using eyebrow pencil or any kind of makeup.

Another way of learning the bones is by painting it on each other and then taking pictures.

The names of the bones can be used to make up rhymes and cute saying.

“MY femur is horizontal when I’m a dreamer” is one such saying.

“MAN Did I blow a big bubBLE” where the capital letters spell mandible which is for chewing.

A jib is on the side of the main sail just like the fibula is on the side of the tibia and so the saying, “The fibula is one the side of the jibula.”

The word ‘parietal’ contains the word ‘pair’ and there are a pair of them. It ends with ‘tal’ since they are on the top of your head and is the tallest spot on your body.

You can also think of what the bones may remind you of based on their shape, and in relation to what they are used for.

For example a scapula looks a bit like a wing and is in fact involved in raising your arms.

You can associate your sphenoid bone with a bat that lives inside the cave of your skull.

Animating your bones are a way of identifying them. You can make a script where the bones are arguing with each other on what next to do. If you make your bones tell us what they can do, we can pinpoint the places in their body. Make friends from your study group reach through the script or perform and record your creation.

Pasta can be used to picture different categories of bones. You can use penne pasta for long bones, macaroni for sesamoid bones, and broken lasagna for flat bones. When you have gathered your pasta, paste them onto a human shaped board and then put the names of the bones on it.

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