2 Functions of the Skeletal system 5 major functions:Provides shape and supportEnables you to moveProtects your organsProduces blood cellsStores minerals and other materials until your body needs them.
3 Shape and support Skeleton determines the shape of your body Vertebral column (backbone) is the center of the skeleton
4 Movement and protection Your skeleton allows you to move.Muscles pull on the bones to make the body move.Bones protect the organs : brain, heart, lungsProduction and storage of substancesMakes blood cellsStores minerals such as calcium and phosphorus
5 Joints of the skeleton Joints allow bones to move in different ways. Some joints do not move – immovable joints (skull)Movable jointsHinge jointsBall and socket jointPivot jointSliding joint
7 The bones in movable joints are held together by strong connective tissues called ligaments. Cartilage, another connective tissue, covers the ends of the bones and keeps them from rubbing against each other.