• Question: how do we crack our bones

    Asked by tommio to Faye, Martin, Mus, Pete on 27 Apr 2012.
    • Photo: Pete Etchells

      Pete Etchells answered on 27 Apr 2012:

      Like any solid structure, if a bone comes into contact with something that is harder than it, and a lot of force is applied to it, then the pressure will cause the bone to crack or break.

    • Photo: Faye Didymus

      Faye Didymus answered on 29 Apr 2012:

      Hi tommio. Bones crack when they become under force from something else. So if you fell over badly or ran into something hard, you may run the risk of cracking a bone.