Skeletal System

By: Uria Park and Stewart Hamilton

What is it? What is its function? What if it malfunctioned?

A Skeletal System is made up of all of the bones in the body and the tissues (tendons, ligaments, and cartilage) that connect them.

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.

Specific Ways Homeostasis is Maintained

The rigidity of the bones help keeps the internal organs protected. This way, the heart, lungs, and brain can function properly. The respiratory system will be protected, and it will be able to intake oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. The heart will be able to beat at a steady rate. The body will be able to breath at steady rate as well- all because the bones are the protection and shield for the body against external heavy forces.