October is a month where skeletons can be seen everywhere! Our bones are not something we would usually think about, even though every single person has so many! Our bones make up our skeletal system.
Read on to find out more about our skeletal system!
From our head to our toes, our bones provide support for our bodies and help form our shape. They also support and protect our organs and systems. An adult’s skeleton is made up of 206 bones!
Bones have 3 main jobs:
- To allow your body to move.
- To protect your delicate, vital organs.
- To produce blood cells in bone marrow.
Can you think of some major organs that are protected by bones?
Look at this diagram to help you:
Bones are made of calcium. Calcium can be found in drinks like milk and foods like yogurt and cheese. Eating and drinking these will help your body make stronger bones!
They are living organs which grow. They can also repair themselves if they are fractured or broken.
Joints are where two bones meet. They make the skeleton flexible — without them, movement would be impossible. Muscles are also necessary for movement: They’re the masses of tough, elastic tissue that pull our bones when we move. Without those two working together, movement would be impossible.
Did you know the smallest bones in your body and are found inside your ear? What other bones do you know about?
Did you enjoy learning about the Skeletal System?
Till next time…
Diagram found on Pinterest