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Day 14: The Skeleton

What Do Bones Do?
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  1. Bones provide structure, support, and protection for most of the soft tissues of the body.

  2. Bones provide a framework for muscles to move. (How are bird skeletons adapted for flight? You can find the answer by reading the section How are bones different in birds?)

  3. Bones store minerals, such as calcium, for the body to use when needed. Calcium is used for many cellular processes. (What additional special needs do birds have for calcium? You can find the answer by reading the section How are bones different in birds?)

  4. Bone marrow makes blood cells.

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