Skeletal system

by. jessica lee

overall functions

There are lots of functions in the skeletal system. It provide support for the body, protection for vital organs such as brain, heart, lung, reproductive organs, anchorage for the action of muscles, movements, produce red and white blood cells and store minerals.

organs/individual roles/specialized cells

Bones, cartilage, ligaments. and tendons make up the skeleton system. Bones are levers that muscles act on to produce movement. It contain reserves of minerals such as calcium and salt. Cartilage is a firm, flexible connective tissue that holds some of the bones together. It helps in formation of bones in growing children and prevent the bones from rubbing each other. Ligaments are fibrous connective tissue attached to bones and they help limit movements induced by tendons. They hold the bones together and keep many internal organs in place like the bladder, uterus and diaphragm. Tendons connects the muscle tissues to the bones. Tendon transmit the force generated by a muscle to the bones or joints to which it is attached to and acts as a stretch and recoil system.


Skeletal and muscular system woks together to facilitate movement and lomotion.