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List five functions that the skeleton performs in the body.
provides shape, support, enables movement, protects internal organ,produces blood cells, and stores materials
What behaviors are important for keeping your healthy?
eating a well balanced diet and getting regular exercise
describe the three common bone and joint injuries.
fracture:a break in a bone, Sprain:when ligaments are stretched too far and tear in places, Dislocation:when a bone comes out of its joint.
Comare the motion of a hinge joint to that of a pivot joint.
a hinge joint only moves in one way. I.E. elbow, or knee. A pivot joint moves in a round motion. I.E. neck
What can you do to decrease the chances of injuring your skeletal system?
warming up, wearing protective equipment, exercise in safe places.
What is the role of movable joints in the body?
allows the body to make a wide range of motions.
What property of x-rays makes them useful for identifying injuries to the skeletal system?
X-rays are used to take images of bones. The waves of energy pass through the skin and other tissues and strike the photographic film underneath the area being observed.