How to Study the Skeletal System Easily
Anatomy and physiology students have a long list of bones to memorize, and despite this, it is the easiest parts of the body to learn because they are so accessible. You can touch most of your bones from the outside, and you can break them as well. Memorizing something sometimes don’t last long but when meaning is attached to what you are learning, then you can easily retain them. If you follow these creative suggestions below, learning about the human skeletal system would become very easy for you.
It is still important to study your text book and listen to your teachers even if you have these ideas to help you in learning them.
But you can still be creative in studying them by following these ideas below.
One idea is to paint corresponding bones on a t-shirt or a pair of leggings. Painting your skin can be one adventure for you. The bones of the skull can be marked on your face using eyebrow pencil or any kind of makeup.
If you have a study group you can paint bones on each other and then take pictures and share it with the rest of the class.
You can learn the bones names by making up rhymes and cute saying using their names.
“MY femur is horizontal when I’m a dreamer” is one such saying.
The mandible is for chewing and a saying can go, “MAN Did I blow a big bubBLE” Where the caps spell the bone.
A jib is on the side of the main sail just like the fibula is on the side of the tibia and so the saying, “The fibula is one the side of the jibula.”
The word ‘pair’ is contained in ‘parietal’ which are found in a pair. It ends with ‘tal’ since they are on the top of your head and is the tallest spot on your body.
You can also think of what the bones may remind you of based on their shape, and in relation to what they are used for.
When raising your arms you use the wing like scapula.
You can associate your sphenoid bone with a bat that lives inside the cave of your skull.
You can do animation when studying about bones. The script should be an argument among the bones on what to do next. In the script the bones should tell what they do so you can remember where they are. Reading, performing and recording your script is one way to do it.
Using pasta for different categories of bones is also something you can use to as a learning tool. Penne pasta,macaroni, and broken lasagna can be used to designate long bones, sesamoid bones, and flat bones respectively. Paste all you pasta on a board shaped like a human body and label the bones.