Joint Scavenger Hunt

By: Anna Pederzini, Courtney Chen, Lindsey Reimer 7th period


All these pictures show a hinge joint because it only moves one way. Doors and elbows, for example, can only open in one direction.

Pivot Joint

Pivot joints, and these objects, can turn in one way. Examples are an owls head, which can turn around completely, or our forearms, which can almost turn in a complete circle.

Ball and Socket Joint

Ball and socket joints can turn in away. The objects in these images can move up, down, left or right like our shoulders and hips.

Gliding Joint

Gliding joints slide against one another. These can be found in our wrists or ankles. Objects like the sliding doors in a trophy case work in a similar fashion.