The Skeletal System and Joints

By: Maggie S.

Functions of the Skeletal System

1. It Provides shape and support.

2. It allows your body to move.

3. It provides protection for your organs.

4. Allows a space for blood cells to grow and mature before being released into the blood stream.

5. It provides storage for minerals and other materials.

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Functions of Joints

Two main types of joints are ligaments and tendons. Joints allow an organism to move.

Ligaments- Ligaments connect two bones together.

Tendons- Tendons connect a bone to a muscle.

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