Skeletal System

Updated: 5/19/2020
Skeletal System

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  • Hello Class! Today we will be learning about the Skeletal System
  • So please ask me some questions about it
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  • What type of cells, tissues are apart of the skeletal system and whats the primary organ?
  • The Skeletal System consist of bones and connective tissues, including cartilage, tendon, and ligaments.
  • Are there certain functions of the skeletal system?
  • Support provides a framework to support the organs and tissues of the body. Protection - It protects our internal organs. The skull protects the brain; the thorax (sternum, ribs and spine) protects the heart, lungs and other viscera (organs within the thorax).
  • Yes, There are 4 major functions in the skeletal system which are, support, protection, movement, and supply & storage
  • Movement provides a framework for muscles to attach. Then when the muscles contract they pull on the bones of the skeleton, which act like levers to create movement. Supply & Storage - The bones that make up the skeleton are a source of both red blood cells (which transport oxygen) and white blood cells (which fight infection), which are formed within the bone marrow.
  • What is a disease that is apart of the skeletal system?
  • A disease that occurs in the skeletal system is called Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is when bones become fragile and prone to fracture.
  • One more question, then we will wrap up
  • What are ways that we can keep our skeletal system healthy?
  • Well 2 ways we can keep are skeletal system healthy is to eat a lot of vegetables. Vegetables are the best source of Vitamin C, which stimulates production of bone-forming cells and start weight-bearing exercises. They help keep bones strong and they work against gravity.