About the Bones Lesson
This lesson introduces students to bones in the human body.
• To be able to describe what bones are.
• To be able to provide some facts about bones in the human body and the development of bones.
• To be able to explain the function of bones.
• To be able to list some of the ways to develop and strengthen bones.
Bones are living organs that are characterized by being lightweight and hard. There are 206 bones in the adult body and around 300 bones in a baby?s body. During infancy, some of the bones fuse together to form bigger or longer bones. By the age of 25, the growth process of bones is complete, which means that after that age there will be no more growth.