20 Fun Facts about the Skeletal System by Theresa EmminizerReaders will bone up on their knowledge of the human body with this enlightening text about the skeletal system. The skeleton forms framework for the entire body. It protects the organs, stores minerals, and makes it possible for the body to move and function. Readers will study the parts of the skeletal system, learn about types of bones, and discover how the body changes over time. Useful diagrams help readers visualize abstract concepts, and attention-grabbing photographs enrich the comprehensive text.
15 Fun Facts About the Skeletal System
PatientSite Login New User? Please do not use this form. New Patients. Search Submit Search. The adult human body has of them. There are 26 bones in the human foot. The human hand, including the wrist, contains 54 bones.
Learn some fun bones and skeleton facts for kids. The human skeleton has 6 key functions and our skeleton can be split into 2 main parts. How many bones are there in the human skeleton? What is the largest bone in the human body? What makes bone marrow so important?
1. Your skeleton is made of more than 200 bones
Your skeletal system is to your body what wood and bricks are to a house. With a strong foundation, your body is designed to do a multitude of amazing tasks, from running to giving birth. Learn about the skeletal system and some unique trivia you might never have known about the bones, cartilage, and ligaments that make up your skeletal system. Inside your body are bones. Each bone plays a very important role in making all the mechanics of your body function properly. You may think of bone as a hard, dense material, but only one type of bone is like this.
Linda Crampton is a writer and teacher with a first class honors degree in biology. She often writes about the scientific basis of disease. The human skeleton is an interesting and complex structure. It's more than just a scaffolding for our body or a structure that enables us to move. The bones that make up the skeleton are made of living tissue that has vital functions. In addition to supporting the body and allowing it to move, the skeleton protects organs, makes blood cells, and stores fat and minerals.