Skeletal system

• Instead of steel and concrete, your bones are made out of very hard
• The skeletal system provides the shape and form for our bodies in addition
to support, protecting, allowing bodily movement, producing blood for the
body, and storing minerals
• Muscles are connected to bones by tendons
• Bones are connected to each other by ligaments
• Bones are connected to adjacent bones by joints
• Long bones, works as levers, such as the bones in your arms and legs
• Short bones, such as the bones in your hands, feet, and spine, flat bones,
which protect your organs, and provide a place for muscles to attach
• Irregular bones, which are simply all the bones that are not long, short, or

• A newborn baby has around !" bones in their body. As they grow older,
many of these bones fuse together, becoming one larger bone. And adult has
appro#imately $"% bones.
• &ery large fat bones would certainly serve the purpose of protecting your
body, and providing strength. 'owever, if they were too large, movement
would be awkward.
• &ery small thin bones would allow you to move, jump, and play, but are much
more likely to break.
• Blood cells are produced by the marrow located in some bones .An average
$.% million red blood cells are produced each second by the bone marrow to
replace those worn out and destroyed by the liver.
• Bodily movement is carried out by interaction of the muscular and skeletal
system. They are often grouped together as the musculo-skeletal system
• Bone tissues store several minerals, including calcium and phosphorus. (hen
re)uired, bone releases minerals into the blood * facilitating the balance of
minerals in the body
• (ith increasing age some bone marrow changes from +red bone marrow, to
+yellow bone marrow,, which is consists mainly of adipose cells, and a few
blood cells. It is an important chemical energy reserve
• -our bones are made out of several very hard yet lightweight chemicals.
• -ou need to make sure your body gets plenty of these chemicals. The most
important of these is calcium. .ne very important source of calcium is milk.
• /nder normal circumstances bones stop growing when the owner reaches
his0her late teens or early twenties

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