Skeletal System

By: Seth, Kevin, and Mckenzie

Main Function

The Skeletal System is one of the most important systems in your body. The Skeletal System helps by providing support for your body and protecting your internal organs.

Main Parts

The main parts of the Skeletal System are Ribs, Shoulder Blade, Femur, Tibia, Backbone, Coccyx, Patella, Skull, Radius, Jawbone, and Collarbone.

Functions Of The Main Parts

Ribs- (Any of a series of curved bones, occuring in 12 pairs in humans, extending from the spine to or toward the breastbone and enclosing the chest cavity) Shoulder Blade- (Either of the two large flat bones, that forms the rear of the shoulder, the scapula) Femur- (The long bone of the leg between the knee and pelvis in humans; the thighbone) Tibia- (The system of bones that forms the main support of a vertebrate; the Spinal Column) Backbone- (A small triangular bone found at the base of the spinal column in humans and in tailless apes) Coccyx- (A small triangular bone found at the base of the spinal column in humans and tailless apes) Patella- (The small flat movable bone at the front of the knee) Skull- (The part of the skelaton that forms the framework of the head, consisting of the bones that protect the brain and the bones of the face) Radius- (A line segmant that joins the center of a circle with any point of its circumfrence) Jawbone- (One of the bones in which the teeth are set) Collarbone- (A bone that connects the breastbone and the shoulder blade )

Fun Facts

When you break a bone you can get a colorful cast that people can sign.There are 300 bones in a baby. There are 206 bones in a adult human.

Problems of the System

One problem of the Skeletal System is that if you get Osteoporosis your bones become weak.

How Other Body Systems Would be Effected

If you did not have a skelaton you would fall apart.