5 Functions of the Human Skeleton

By: Shannon Geraghty

Storage

Parts of our bodies store minerals and materials that our body needs.

Example: Our muscles store calcium

Blood Cells

In bone marrow, new cells are formed. After they're mature, they are released into the blood stream.

Protection

Protection is important with your skeleton. Bones protect your organs. Your skull protects your brain and your ribcage protects heart, lungs and liver.

Movement

Your ligaments attach bones to bones, while your tendons attach muscle to bone.

Structure

Your structure gives you your shape and provides support.