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1 8. Body Movements

2 In this chapter you will learn following things.
Human Joints and their functions. Human Skeleton and about various parts of it . Gait of other animals.

3 Sit still and observe the motion of your body. Notice something?
There are so many motions in your body-- Blinking of eyes Movement of hands while writing in your notebook. Let us see how animals move from place to place……

4 Activity 1: let us fill the below table
Table 8.1: How do animals move from place to place? Animal Body part used while moving How does the animal move? Cow Legs Walk Human Snake Bird Insect Fish

5 8.1. Human Body and Its Movements
Do you enjoy doing physical exercises in schools? Can you guess which part of body moves during running, walking, laughing , writing, shaking hands? Activity 2: move the various parts of your body and record their movements in Table 8.2. First one is done for you.

6 Table 8.2. Movements in your body.
Body Parts Rotates completely Rotates partially Bends Lifts Does not move at all Neck yes Wrist Finger Knee Ankle Toe Back Head Elbow Arm

7 Elbow Now see few body movements below and try it yourself….
Notice elbow movement while throwing cock… Elbow

8 Noticed movement of elbow while-
Shaking hands Waving hands..

9 Shoulder movements: While dancing While throwing ball

10 Here you can see various body movements
Neck . Here you can see various body movements Shoulder and elbow knees

11 From above pictures you must have noticed that we are to bend or rotate our body in places where two parts of our body seem to be joined together — like elbow, shoulder or neck? These places are called joints. There are different types of joints in our body to help us carry out different movements and activities. Let us learn about some of them.

12 8.1.1. Ball and Socket Joints:
Cavity Ball and Socket Joints: In this joint the rounded end of one bone fits into the cavity (hollow space) of the other bone. Ball like bone go to Such joints allow movements in all direction and are found in Shoulder and Hip region. For futher information click this link

13 Pivotal joint: The joint where our neck joins the head is a pivotal joint. It allows us to bend our head forward and backward and turn the head to our right or left. In a pivotal joint a cylindrical bone rotates in a ring. It is also called gliding joint.  This joint is also present in your ankles and wrists which helps in twisting and waving of hands. go to

14 8.1.3.Hinge joints: The elbow has a hinge joint that allows only a back and forth Movement. The joints in finger , knees and toes are also Hinge joints. It works like hinges of door moving back and forth. go to

15 See this virtual class of human joints ,you will understand more clearly…
Click here

16 Fixed Joints: Some bones in our head that are joined together at some joints. The bones cannot move at these joints. Such joints are called Fixed joints. There is a fixed joint between the upper jaw and rest of the head.

17 8.2. Human Skeleton Skeleton system protects your internal organs and support your body as you stand, sit, walk, and run.

18 Human skull Skull encloses and protects a very important part of the body, the brain and is made of many bones. At birth, the human skull is made up of 44 separate bony elements. As growth occurs, many of these bony elements gradually fuse together into solid

19 Human Rib Cage: The  rib cage, also known as the thoracic cage, is a bony and cartilaginous structure which surrounds the thoracic cavity and supports the pectoral girdle, forming a core portion of the human skeleton. The human rib cage is a component of the human respiratory system. It encloses the thoracic cavity, which contains the lungs . Your heart is present between lungs.

20 Arm bones: The arm is attached to shoulder through a triangular bone called Scapula. The arm is made up of three bones-Radius, Ulna and Humerus. The carpus (called wrist) is made up of 8 small bones ,which makes hands flexible to move. Each finger of your hand has 3 bones ,except thumb it has 2 bones.

21 So what is the grand total of arm bones present in body?

22 8.2.4. Human spine / backbone:
The human spine is a flexible chain of 33 bones. The spine’s S-shaped curve supports the weight of the head, keeping it in an upright position.

23 8.2.5. Hip bones/ Pelvic bones:
They enclose the portion of your body below the stomach. Your pelvis is made up of the two large hip bones in front, and behind -the sacrum and the coccyx. It protects parts of Digestive system, Respiratory system and Urinary sytem.

24 There are 206 bones found in our body.
Do you know? The smallest bone found in the human body is located in the middle ear. The staples bone is only 2.8 millimetres long. There are 206 bones found in our body. The funny bone is not actually a bone, it’s the Ulnar nerve running inside the elbow. Your thigh bone is stronger than concrete. Some funny skeleton games : Labelling game Quiz

25 Cartilage is also found in the joint of the body..
Additional parts of skeleton which are not as hard as bones and can be bend. Upper part of ear has cartilage The Ear lobe. Cartilage is also found in the joint of the body..

26 8.3.Gait of Animals: 8.3.1. Earthworm
Earthworms move easily on hard and slippery surfaces. Body of earthworm is made up of many rings. Earthworm have tiny hair like “Bristles” , which help them to grab the soil. earthworm does not have bones, It has muscles which help them to shorten and extend the body. The body secretes a slimy substance ,which help the body to move. This activity of an earthworm makes ,the soil fertile.

27 Snail Snail have a rounded structure on its back called “Shell” , It’s the outer skeleton and is made up of calcium carbonate. Shell protects the soft body of snail. The strong muscular foot below the shell can protrude. The under surface of the muscular foot is lubricated with mucus Snail walks in a wavy motion.

28 Do you know?? The mucus  also protects the snail from getting injured. That is why snails can walk over sharp objects like blades without getting hurt.

29 Cockroach: The cockroach has three pairs of legs that help it to walk, and two pairs of wings that help it to fly. The body is covered with a hard outer skeleton,which help in their movements. The muscle near the legs help them in walking and muscles near the breast move the wings. Click here to see their crawling movements.

30 8.3.4.Birds: Birds fly in the air , walk on the ground. Some birds like ducks and swans also swim in water. Birds have hollow and light body ,which helps them to fly. The bones of hind limbs are for walking and perching and the forelimbs are modified as wings. A bird's breastbone, or sternum, is shaped like a keel to attach the powerful wing muscles. 

31 Fish: Fishes have streamlined body, the head and tail portion is smaller then middle portion. Thus they can easily swim in water. The tail moves from side to side, and helps the fish swim in the right direction. Some fish, move by bending their bodies from one side to another in quick succession, which produces a thrust that helps it to move forward. Click here

32 8.3.6. Snake: Snakes move in S-shaped loops and in a zigzag manner.
They cannot move in a straight line. Snakes have a long back bone and many interconnected muscles that help them to slither. They have muscles connecting the backbone, ribs and skin. Snakes move in grass, sand and water. Snakes do not have arms or legs, but even then, they can climb trees.

33 8.4.Glossary: Thoracic cage: the bony framework that surrounds the organs and soft tissues of the chest. 2. Thoracic cavity: the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart. Respiratory system: It is the anatomical system of an organism that introduces respiratory gases to the interior and performs gas exchange. Lungs: It is the essential respiration organ in many air-breathing animals. Digestive System: The food intake is broken down into smaller chemicals for body utilization. This whole process is called digestion. Some of the organs involved in digestion are the mouth,esophagus , stomach, small and large intestines, gallbladder, pancreas and liver. This organs are collectively termed as Digestive system.

34 Urinary System: The urinary system (also called the excretorysystem) is the organ system that produces, stores, and eliminates urine. In humans it includes two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder andthe urethrlnara. Protrude : To project or thrust outward. Thrust: to put (as an unwilling person) forcibly into a course of action . Streamlined: The lines over the body of organism designed or arranged to offer the least resistance to fluid flow.

35 A quick review The bone joints are of various kinds depending on the nature of joints and direction of movement they allow--- The Ball and Socket joint. b. The pivotal joint. c. The hinge joint.. d. Fixed joints The bones are moved by alternate contractions and relaxations of two sets of muscles. Snakes have a long back bone and many interconnected muscles that help them to slither.

36 The skeleton comprises the skull, the back bone, ribs and the breast
bone, shoulder and hipbones, and the bones of hands and legs. Earthworms move by alternate extension and contraction of the body using muscles. Tiny bristles on the underside of the body help in gripping the ground. Snails have shell,from which muscular foot protrudes and help in movement. Fishes have streamlined body and move forward as a result of thrust produced. Strong muscles and light bones work together to help the birds fly. They fly by flapping their wings.

37 Human body and its movements
Work map: Snake Fish Earthworm Human body and its movements Gait of animals Snail Body movements Cockroach Joints Birds Cartilage Pelvic bone Ball and Socket Spine Hinge Human skeleton Pivotal joint Arm bones Fixed joint Skull Rib Cage

38 Quiz Round… Fill in the blanks: (a) Joints of the bones help in the ——————— of the body. (b) A combination of bones and cartilages forms the _______ of the body. (c) The bones at the elbow are joined by a ______________________ joint. (d) The contraction of the _____________ pulls the bones during movement (e) The ball and socket joints can move in ______________ directions. (f) There are ____________ bones in the body. (g) Snails secrete ______________ for moving and for their protection. (h) Shell of snails is made up of ___________. (i) The birds Fore limbs are modified into ____________. (j) The joint present in neck region is_____________.

39 2. Match the Column I items with column II items.
Column I Column II Upper Jaw have fins on the body. Fish has an outer skeleton. Ribs can fly in air. Snail is an immovable joint. Cockroach Birds protects the heart. Human Spin are streamlined . Earthworm have 33 bones. Snake do not have legs. Hinge joint Can move in 1 direction

40 Teachers are asked to assess kids performance .
Hope you did well.. Teachers are asked to assess kids performance .

41 Resources for parents and teachers:
Wikipedia DavisPlus site Some additional sites for parents: Resources for kids: Science Kids FOSS WEB Your Bones


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