five functions of skeleton

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Protection
the cranium and ribs protect the brain and vital organs in the chest.
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Shape
gives shape to the body and makes you tall or short.
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Support
holds your vital organs in place when playing sport. The vertebral column holds the body upright.
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Movement
muscle are attached to bones, which are jointed. When the muscles contract the bones move.
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Blood production
red blood cells (to carry oxygen) and white blood cells (to protect against infection) are produced in the bone marrow of some bones.
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Card 2

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gives shape to the body and makes you tall or short.

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Shape

Card 3

Front

holds your vital organs in place when playing sport. The vertebral column holds the body upright.

Back

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Card 4

Front

muscle are attached to bones, which are jointed. When the muscles contract the bones move.

Back

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Card 5

Front

red blood cells (to carry oxygen) and white blood cells (to protect against infection) are produced in the bone marrow of some bones.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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