5 Functions of the Human Skeleton

By: Shannon Geraghty


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


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


Your structure gives you your shape and provides support.