Object Lessons on the Human Body eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 99 pages of information about Object Lessons on the Human Body.

What do you mean by forming?—­“Making.”

What do you mean by upright?—­“In a vertical position.”

What do you mean by flexible?—­“Easily bent.”

What do you mean by column?—­“A pillar.”

What do you mean by erect?—­“In a vertical position.”

Why is cartilage placed between the bones of the spine?—­“To make the spine flexible; to keep the brain from injury when we walk or run.”

What do you mean by elastic?—­“Springing back after having been stretched, squeezed, twisted, or bent.”

Tell about your ribs.—­“My ribs are curved, strong, and light.”

Where are your ribs?—­“On each side of my trunk.”

How many ribs have you?—­“Twenty-four; twelve on each side.”

How are your ribs fastened?—­“At the back to my spine; in front to my breastbone.”

What do your ribs form?—­“A hollow place for my heart, lungs, and stomach.”

Where are your shoulder blades?—­“In the upper part of my back.”

What shape are they?—­“Flat, thin, and like a triangle.”

Of what use are your shoulder blades?—­“For my arms to rest upon.”

Point to your collar bones.

Where are they fastened?—­“To my shoulder blades and my breastbone.”

Of what use are your collar bones?—­“They keep my arms from sliding too far forward.”

Of what are your bones made?—­“Of food after it has been changed into blood.”

Why should you eat wholesome food?—­“That my bones may be strong and healthy.”

How does impure air hurt the bones?—­“Impure air makes bad blood, and bad blood makes poor bones.”

Why should you sit and stand erect?—­“Because my bones are easily bent out of shape; if I do not sit and stand erect, they will grow crooked.”

Why is it wrong to wear tight clothing?—­“Because tight clothing crowds the bones out of shape.”

Whose bones are the more brittle, those of a child, or those of an old person?—­“Those of an old person.”

What do you mean by brittle?—­“Easily broken.”

Whose are the more flexible?—­“Those of a child.”

What do you mean by flexible?—­“Easily bent.”

What repairs the worn out bones, flesh, and skin of the body?—­“The blood.”

What do you mean by repairs?—­“Mends.”

What causes the bones, flesh, and skin of your body to change often?—­“The bones, flesh, and skin are always wearing out, and the blood is always building and repairing them again.”

What are alcoholic liquors?—­“Liquors which have alcohol in them.”

Name some alcoholic liquors.—­“Beer, wine, rum, etc.”

Whose bones mend the more easily when broken, the bones of those who drink alcoholic liquors, or those of the people who do not use these poisons?—­“The bones of those who do not use alcoholic liquors.”

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