Welcome to the Science of Anatomy.
Have you ever wondered what it is that makes you able to move your body?
The human body is a pretty awesome machine if you think about it: we can bend, jump, run, sit cross-legged. But what is it that makes us able to move around the way we can? The science of anatomy investigates and finds out some amazing facts about the human skeleton in Casing the Joint, and check out the bones, nerves and muscles facts in Tissue Issues. And there are plenty of skeleton facts in Skeleton Territory.
Can you think of any ways that joints are used in the world today? Have a look at the door in the room you're in, for instance: most doors use a hinge joint. Find out about some other ways that joints are used in the world around us in Move It.
And don’t forget the Teachers' Notes on this subject.
Learn about the human body in the following sections of the site: