November 7, 2012 3 Comments
The skeletal system is made up of 206 bones.
The functions of the skeletal system are:
- Shape and support: the skeleton gives the body its framework and gives us our individual shape.
- Protection: the skeletal system protects our vital organs.
- Movement: bones are attached to muscles to provide movements.(it is also jointed)
- Blood production: read and white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow cavity and spongy bone.
Types of Bones
The Four Main Types Are:
- Long bones: these bones are the large bone of the arms, legs, hands and feet.
- Short bones: these are the small bones of your wrist and ankles.
- Flat bones: these are the bones of the skull, scapular, ribs and pelvic girdle.
- Irregular bones: these are the bones found in the vertebral column and your face.