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Skeletal System
The Skeletal System

Skeletal System
Skeletal System


The Skeletal System
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.18

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    phosphorus, spinal, material, system, armor, attach, marrow, calcium, backbone, jelly-like, duty, works, jobs, height, mass, skull


The Skeletal System
By Brandi Waters
  

1     No bones about it, the skeletal system is tough! One of the jobs of the skeletal system is to act as armor for your body's most important organs and tissues. That is the job of your skull, ribs, and backbone. These bones protect the softer tissue underneath them from being damaged. The skull surrounds the brain and keeps it safe when your head hits the ground. Your ribs surround your heart and lungs and keep them from being hurt when a ball hits you in the chest. Your backbone surrounds your spinal cord, a bundle of nerves that connects your brain to the rest of your body.
 
2     Your skeletal system also gives your body structure. It determines your height and the shape of your face. It is a frame for muscles and tendons to attach to. Without bones, all of the soft tissues in your body would fall on top of each other in a big, jiggling mass!
 
3     The skeletal system has many jobs. It works with the muscular system to give you the ability to move. Your body also uses it to store minerals like .....
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