Introduction to Skeletal Systems

Discuss the different types of skeletal systems

A skeletal system is necessary to support the body, protect internal organs, and allow for the movement of an organism. There are three different skeleton designs that fulfill these functions: hydrostatic skeleton, exoskeleton, and endoskeleton.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Identify the three common skeleton designs
  • Identify the components of the human axial skeleton
  • Identify the components of the human appendicular skeleton

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Types of Skeletons
  • Human Axial Skeleton
  • Human Appendicular Skeleton
  • Self Check: Skeletal Systems