What do you know about bones and muscles?. The Skeletal and Muscular Systems. Now we’re movin …. Working together to move you…. Skeletal System. Muscular System. The Skeletal System has several important functions. - Provide support to the body - Protect internal organs
- Provide support to the body
- Protect internal organs
- Work with the muscular system to move thebody
- Produce red blood cells
- Store calcium, fat, and other minerals
Each layer of bone has its own function
Bones must have several other types of tissues present to have a healthy joint (ligaments, tendons, cartilage)
Important Skeletal Tissues
Tendons connect muscles to bones
*a common one is the Achilles tendon
Its main function is to assist the skeletal system in moving the body
Voluntary muscles we can control, and involuntary muscles contract and relax with out our control.
These must stretch and contract a lot and they are mostly all attached to the skeleton. These we can move consciously. They are VOLUNTARY.
These are the muscles found in the heart. They are INVOLUNTARY.
These muscles are the ones that are found in our internal organs. They help in digestion and other processes that we do not have to consciously think about. They are INVOLUNTARY.