Skeleton.....

  1. Hey guys,

    Okay, I need some ideas. I had read somewhere that someone purchased a Halloween skeleton (one of the plastic ones) to label and practice the major bones. I thought now would be the best time to look into purchasing one. I am looking for ideas on where I might find one. I checked Gordman's, and Michael's....any ideas....

    Thanks guys,
    Jen
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   jdomep
    I bought a 3-1/2 ' one last year and it helped SO much!

    My boys named him "Joe Bones"

    I found mine on ebay...

    http://search.ebay.com/search/search...Sort&catref=C2
    Last edit by jdomep on Oct 17, '02
  4. by   colleen10
    Hi Jenny,

    I would try a Wal Mart / K Mart and those stores that pop up at Halloween time that sell the costumes, favors, etc. Maybe even a Dollar Store.
  5. by   JennyRN2B
    Thanks Julie!!

    I did just that and actually put a bid in on one. I hope I get it. I know that will really help me in A&P. I think I may start looking at him and memorizing when he gets here.

    Jen
  6. by   Debbie5
    We just finished our "bone" test in lab. I think I did well. I had a little problem with some of the depressions and processes in the skull but I finally got it.

    One thing we did was to go to the college library and check out a box of bones. Our library has two full skeletons that can be checked out from the media area. We check out a study room so that we could spread all the bones out on the table. We also purchased a book by Frank Netter, MD called Atlas of Human Anatomy. The book costs about $65.00 but I will use it through the whole course. It has pictures of every bone, muscle, and all the systems. We did that for three days and it really helped. The only questions that I had trouble with were two that he hadn't told us anything about.
  7. by   JennyRN2B
    Thanks guys for your replies. This place is so great for input! I do value it.

    Debbie, let me kow how you end up doing on your test. I wrote the name of the book down and will keep it in mind.

    Jenny
  8. by   colleen10
    Hi guys,

    I can't tell you how much the following website helped me in A&P, especially the Skeletol System.

    It is especially helpful if you have an exam where you are given an actual bone/replica of a bone and have to id it and it's formations, etc.

    At my school we were only given a short bit of time during one lab to play around with the bones ourselves and this website really helped out.

    http://www.bio.psu.edu/faculty/strau...l/skeletal.htm
  9. by   JillyT
    I got my Mr. Bones skeleton from a terrific seller on ebay: bugsee. His email address is bugsee@hubwest.com. Terrific guy with a great sense of humor. Tell him I referred you. Good luck!
  10. by   JennyRN2B
    Thanks Jilly,
    I did get an email from him. Which model did you get? Did you go with the life size one? I wanted your input since you had used and purchased one.
    Jen
  11. by   RNConnieF
    I just got a 3 foot one at the dollar store. I'll send it to you after Halloween if you want.
  12. by   JillyT
    JennyRN2B ~ I got the Anatomical one for medical students. It's very detailed. My lab partner and I split it (about $80), but it helped tremendously. We had to learn all of the features and articulations that would not have appeared on a lesser quality model.
  13. by   JillyT
    Oh yeah - he's 33 inches tall!
  14. by   JennyRN2B
    Great Jilly!
    Thanks, that is just what I needed to know!
    Jen

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