Let's begin with the Skeleton
As you can see above these are only a handful of bones but are the main ones you will need to know.
So what are the main functions of the human skeleton??? Well let's see:
- Without the skeleton we would not be able to move. Obviously muscles are a key element but we'll go through that later :)
- The structure of the skeleton acts as a protection barrier for your internal organs.
- Production of red+white blood cells and platelets.
- Stores calcium and also phosphorus
What ties it all together???
There are a few connective tissues that allow us to have freedom of movement to a great extent.
- Tendons - these link your muscles to your bones. White in colour
- Ligaments - Take tension and link muscle to bone and allow movement whilst keeping the joint stable
- Cartilage - Firm and also flexible connective tissue which covers the end of the bone and can be located between the joints
The Spinal Column
Below you will find a diagram of the spinal column. You will need to know the names of the different sections, so get your revision in :)