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5 Functions of the Skeletal System

The 5 five functions are it provides shape and support, enables you to move, protects your organs, produces blood cells, and stores minerals and other materials until you body needs them

Hinge Joint

This joint allows forward or backward motion. You knee and your elbow is this type of joint

Ball-and-Socket Joint

This joint allows the greatest range of motion. Your shoulder is this type of joint, the joint allows your shoulder to swing in a circle

Pivot Joint

This joint allows one bone to rotate around another. This joint is in your neck, it allows you neck to turn from side to side

Gliding Joint

This joint allows one bone to slide over another. This joint is in your wrist and your ankles, the joint enaables you to bend and flex as well as make limited side-to-side motions

What is the Difference between Voluntary and Involuntary Muscles

Voluntary muscles you control, like when you pick up a pencil or smiling, involuntary muscles you don't control like breathing and digesting your food


Covers the end of bones, cushions, nose and ears


Holds bones/ joints together


Connects muscles to bones

5 Functions of Skin

The 5 functions of this are it covers and protects the body from injury, infection, and water loss. It also helps regulate body temperature, eliminate wastes, gather information abut the environment, and produces vitamin D


The outer layer of skin. In most places, it is thinner than the inner skin, it does not have nerves or blood vessels


The inner layer of skin. This layer contains nerves and blood vessels. It also contains sweat glands, hairs, and oil glands. It is the one with pores and the follicles

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