By: Uria Park and Stewart Hamilton
What is it? What is its function? What if it malfunctioned?
It's primary function is providing support for the body. It can be compared to a mechanical system that allows the body to move. However, the living bones in the body store calcium and other minerals within the tissues. The bones also use oxygen and give off waste. This process is cellular respiration that allows the bones to grow.
Without the Skeletal System, the body would collapse and nothing will protect the fragile organs.