Broadly categorizing, the human skeleton provides the functions of support, protection, movement and muscle attachment to the body.
Support: A skeletal support system allows rapid movement, suspends the vital organs, prevents them from crushing each other and maintains the shape of the body, despite vigorous muscle activity.
Protection: Certain delicate and important organs of the body are protected by a casing of bone. The brain in enclosed in the skull, the spinal cord is surrounded by the vertebral column and the heart and lungs are protected by the rib cage. The skeleton protects the organs from distortion and injury that may result from pressure and/or impact. In addition to providing protection of vital organs, the ribcage also takes part in the breathing mechanism.
Movement: In order to produce movement, many bone of the skeleton perform the function of levers. When muscles pull of these levers like bones, movement is produced. The bending of arms is a common example of skeletal movement. The skeleton requires a system of joints and muscles in order to move.
Muscle Attachment: For effective movement to take place, it is important that muscles are securely attached to the skeleton. One end of the muscle must be attached to the part of the skeleton to be moved, while the other must be attached to the part to be held stationary.
Your skeleton functions very much like the frame of a house, providing the strength to support your body and anything it carries. It also provides protection much like a house does, sheltering your internal organs from damage from outside forces. But because your body moves in many more ways than a house, the skeleton also serves as the attachment point for muscles and ligaments. Ligaments act like the hinge on a door, allowing movement in various directions. The muscles provide the power for the movement.
Your skeleton functions best when it is kept strong. Eating foods rich in calcium like salmon, broccoli, milk, beans and peas strengthen your bones. Also, weight-bearing exercises "work" your bones, helping them pull the calcium in and keep it there.
When calcium is depleted from the bones, diseases like osteoporosis can develop. In many cases these are not detected until a bone breaks, because there may be no outward symptoms that the bones are weakening. When bones begin to lose strength, they can thin, or even develop a "Swiss cheese" appearance internally. When bones begin this process, they will not function adequately as support or protection for the rest of your body, and increasing calcium intakes as well as weight-bearing exercises is the usual prescription.
1. Protect organs
2. Provide Shape
3. Produce RED blood Cells
4. Provide Movement
5. Storage of minerals
A Level sports - Body in action - 5 Functions
G.C.S.E Physical education - 4 Functions (Exclude Storage of minerals)
The bones our body store minerals in the marrow such as calcium and water
There are 4 main functions. Protection - of the organs behind the bones. Shape and Support - provides the structure that gives our body its shape. Movement - the muscles that move our body are connected to our bones which allow us to move. Blood Production - some red and white blood cells are produced by the bone marrow.
1. They give shape and support
2. They protects internal organs
3. Major muscles are attached to the bone to help move the body
4. Blood cells are formed inside the bones called red marrow
5 blood protection
Functions of the “SKELETAL SYSTEM”
It gives your body its much-needed support.
Protects the internal organs.
Provides a living structure for your body.
It gives a framework
it supports the body
it gives a shape to the body.
It protects you from backstabbers
Protection of vital organs
there is also some vital substance made in the bones of the body besides red blood cells in the matrix....too bad I forgot what
4 development of blood cells
5 mineral resevoir
To help us move and to help gives us support and that, without it, we would would be like a bowl of jelly and ice cream without the creme
Four function of the skeleton system:
1) To provide proper shape and support for the body
2)To provide protection to the vital organs (eg. Lungs, brain kidney etc)
3) It is also responsible for the formation of blood cells
4) Acts as a storage for calcium and iron
1. To support the body
2. They give the body shape
3.they protect delicate parts of the body
The function of the skeleton is:
Holds up your body
Name the bone of the skeleton system
Range of movement in joints
The four fuctions of the humain skeleton are:
1.to provide proper shaper and support for the body,
2.to provide protection to the vital organs (eg.lung ,brain kidney ect)
3.it is also responsibke for the formation of blood cells
4.acts as a storage for calcium and iron