How does our skeletal system move?

Bones are connected to the muscles by tendons.


Definition

a band of tissue that connects muscle to bone

Example

Some ballerinas are able to dance on the tips of their toes! This is possible because of tendons. A tendon is a tough cord of connective tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone. You can feel the tendon at the back of each ankle stretch and tighten as you flex your foot.