Skeletons in Science

Our Year 3 class have been studying the human anatomy as part of their Science Curriculum. Muscles and bones were the topics studied and children have been looking closely at the different food types and what foods keep our bones and muscles healthy. Children created their own hand skeleton from card, straw and tape to help them to understand how bones, joints and ligaments are needed to give us the ability to move and function.

Our skeletons, marvels of engineering, are formed of 206 bones of varying sizes. They are towers made of bones connected with each other by joints and ligaments, enabling us to jump, run, bend, sit, etc. To turn the page of a book necessitates the concurrent action of our shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers, without our being aware of the fact that it is the skeleton that performs this act.

It is miraculous to note that whilst modern science has only recently discovered in the past 20 years or so that the human body contains 360 joints. However, our Prophet stated this in an authentic hadith over 1400 years ago! سبحان الله

A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“Verily, every human being among the children of Adam was created with three hundred and sixty joints. Whoever exalts Allah’s greatness (says Allahu Akbar), praises Allah, declares Allah is one, glorifies Allah, removes a rock from the roads of people, or a thorn, or a bone from the roads of people, and enjoins good and forbids evil by the number of those joints, he will walk on that day delivering himself from the Hellfire.” 

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim, 1007