Chapter Name: Movements in Animals
Activity Name: The clavicle in Movements in Animals
The experiment aims to help you understand the structure and location of the clavicle bone and its connection to the shoulder blade.
By performing this activity, you will be able to identify the clavicle and its joint with the shoulder blade.
- Your own body
Step by Step Procedure:
- Stand or sit comfortably and fold one arm across your chest, resting it on your waist.
- Slowly lift your arm and shoulder together, while keeping your folded arm close to your body.
- With your other hand, run a finger from just below your neck towards your shoulder, feeling the area.
- Try to locate a raised bone in that area. This raised bone is called the clavicle.
- Once you have identified the clavicle, continue running your finger along the bone, towards the back of your shoulder.
- You will feel another bone behind the clavicle, which is the shoulder blade.
- Take a look at a reference figure (Fig.) that shows where the clavicle joins the shoulder blade. This will help you visualize the connection between the two bones.
- Finally, try to locate the joint between the clavicle and the shoulder blade.
- You should be able to feel a raised bone when running your finger from just below your neck towards your shoulder. This raised bone is the clavicle.
- When you continue along the bone towards the back of your shoulder, you will feel the shoulder blade behind the clavicle.
- By visualizing the reference figure, you can understand how the clavicle joins the shoulder blade.
- You may be able to locate the joint between the clavicle and the shoulder blade.
- Be gentle when running your finger along your shoulder and neck area to avoid any discomfort or injury.
- If you feel any pain or discomfort, stop the activity immediately and seek medical advice if necessary.
Lesson Learnt from Experiment:
Through this experiment, you have learned about the clavicle bone and its connection to the shoulder blade. You have gained a better understanding of the anatomy and location of these bones, which are essential for the movement and stability of the shoulder joint.