Fun facts about the skeletal system

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fun facts about the skeletal system

20 Fun Facts about the Skeletal System by Theresa Emminizer

Readers 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.
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Why is the skeletal system so important ?

Interesting and Surprising Facts About the Human Skeleton

We would be a formless, jiggly mass without one. In fact, the skeleton and adjoining muscles and cartilage provides us with a clever and highly functional design, says Dr. In adults, every year about ten percent of bone is replaced. That means as the mineral content in your bones is renewed, we get a new skeleton about every ten years. Remodeling, or the removal of bone and its replacement to the same site, is a lifelong cellular activity that occurs in our bones.

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.


Linda Crampton is a writer and teacher with a first class honors degree in biology. She often writes about the scientific basis of disease.

Paramount to the functioning of the skeletal system is the muscular system , without which the skeletal system will collapse. Therefore, the human skeleton cannot function on its own without the continued support of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The human skeletal system is also responsible for posture, support, balance, movement, and flexibility. Overall, the skeletal system provides a frame to the human body and help it to function in terms of movement. The human skeletal system has a variety of functions, the most critical being movement and support of the body.


  1. Marlon M. says:

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  2. Coralia A. says:

    Your skeletal system is to your body what wood and bricks are to a house.

  3. Beaufort D. says:

    Science for Kids: Bones and Human Skeleton

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