Functions of the skeleton

Skeletons are not just for freaking people out on halloween! The skeleton in fact has six really important functions.  


To provide a bony framework for the body and to give it shape.


To support and protect certain vital internal organs. For example the cranium protects are extremely precious brains.


To act as levers on which muscles can pull to produce joint motion.


To provide surfaces for the attachment of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons and ligaments.


Certain bones produce red blood and white blood cells and platelets from their red bone marrow.


Bones also store several minerals such as calcium and phosphorus.Triglycerides (fat) are also stored in yellow bone marrow.

Great, now it’s time to see how many you can remember!

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