Skeletal System

By: Emma

Main function of the skeletal system:

What do the 206 bones of the human skeletal system do to help the body function? The role of the bones of the skeletal system can be grouped into five major catigories: protection, structural support, movement, mineral and chemical warehousing, and blood cell and platelet production.

Main parts of the skeletal system:

Axial and Appendicular skeleton.

What each part does:

Each bone in you body helps supports you and helps you stand up and walk around and do all the stuff that we do.

How does this system affect other body systems:

To help the body move freely, the skeletal system works very closely with the muscular system, which contains all the muscles in the body. Each individual muscle in the body is connected to one or more parts of the skeletal system.

How do other body systems affect this system:

The skeleton protects the esophogus in the digestive system and leads the food safely through. The skeleton protects the heart, which is in most every system. The skeleton opens the mouth to allow air in and down your treakea. It works as a lever for the muscles to produce movement in the musculatory system ,and protects the brain in the nervous system.

SOME PROBLEMS (DIEASE/ILLNESS) OF THE SYSTEM:

When your system fails it means you have a diease or illness you could have bone cancer.

Also it could be from a broken bone. When you have a broken bone it normally takes about 4 to 8 weeks.


EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON THE SYSTEM:

  • Doing heavy work, such as farm life, makes the bones grow denser, enough to perform the work.
  • Walking around on large stones might cause broken bones.
  • Living in an area that is deficient in calcium or magnesium might cause problems with your teeth. Egypt has always been famous for that problem. A lot of what we know about dentistry was learned from treating the pharaohs.

THREE FUN FACTS ABOUT MY SYSTEM:

  • There are 206 bones in your body.
  • On an average, the body is made up of 62 percent of water.
  • There are 15 different bones in your skull.

RESOURCES USED:

Skeleton books, and internet (Google).