• Question: which bone is the most important.

    Asked by Faatimah to Michael, Lauren, Marisol, Sarah, Sophie on 16 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by 754nveg45.
    • Photo: Lauren Burt

      Lauren Burt answered on 16 Nov 2016:

      Good question!

      All bones are important! They all protect you and keep you standing up! I would say your skull as it protects your brain and eyes which are really important!!!

    • Photo: Michael Rivera

      Michael Rivera answered on 17 Nov 2016:

      This is a difficult choice – I am torn between two answers.

      Your hips are very important – they protect and hold up all of our internal organs and our body weight. The legs attach to them, and so the hips are also very important for us to be able to walk.

      But I would have to give the slight edge to our skull! This is because it protects not just our brain, but many of the organs we use to sense the world around us like our tongue, our ears, our nose and our eyes!

      I am cheating a bit, though – because the skull is actually made up of 28 different bones fused together! However, it does act as one unit, so I hope you’ll accept this answer. 🙂