Skeletal System: Notes NAME:___________________ Fun Facts: • A giraffe has the same # of bones in the neck as humans do • • • Most women and girls have smaller and lighter skeletons than men and boys • The female pelvis is wider than males • Male’s growth plates harden at 18-21 years of age • Female’s growth plates harden at 16-18 years of age How many bones does the adult human body have? __________ How many bones does a baby have? _________ Why does this happen? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Largest Bone: Shortest Bone: Functions of the Skeletal System: 1. 2. 3. 4. What’s in a bone? (Make sure you write the definition of each of the things that’s in a bone in the space provided) 1. 2. 3. 4.