The Skeletal System

By: Rhea & Lance

The Function

The Skeletal System performs many functions - support, movement, protection, blood cell production, calcium storage and endocrine regulation — that enable us to move through our daily lives.

Parts of The Skeletal System

Skull: The skull is made up of many different bone plates that protect the brain from trauma and injury

Ribs: These 12 pairs of bones wrap around the body to protect organs such as the heart and the lungs.

Humerus: This bone is the main bone of the upper arm. It allows you to push and pull objects

Radius & Ulna: The lower arm consists of these 2 bones which help in lower arm movement.

Spine: The spine has 26 bones that work together to support the back and protect the spinal cord from injury.

Pelvis & Leg Bones: The bones of the pelvis provide a strong connection point for the joints of the leg. In the leg, the femur connects to the fibula and tibia which are the largest bones in the body, and they support weight and movement.

Why is This System Important?

The Skeletal System is important because it provides protection for your organs such as your heart, brains, and heart. It also gives you movement by working together with the muscles. The Skeletal System also provides and makes blood cells for us from the bone marrow.

What will happen if I DONT take care of my bones

If you don't eat right or get the right kind of exercise then our bones can weaken and even break. That is called osteoporosis. Most people with osteoporosis break bones in their wrists, spine, and their hip.

How can I keep this system healthy?

You can keep this system healthy by eating calcium-rich foods such as milk, cheese, broccoli and salmon. You should also eat foods that have vitamin D in it like eggs or tuna. It is also good to exercise 30 minutes a day to maintain your strength because building muscle helps by making your bones stronger.