The Heart The Nervous
The Skeletal System
by : Briar Golladay
Mrs. Kolocouris Muscles of the
Class : Y5 The Circulatory System
The Skeletal System
Dark green leafy vegetables are good for your bones.
Sardines and salmon are also good for bones.
The skeletal system is the collection of bones that holds
the rest of us up. Our skeleton is one of the most important
parts of our body. It actually has three main jobs that help
us a lot.It protects many of our super important organisms
like our brain heart and lungs. It holds us up and keeps our
shape and last but definitely not least, it allows us to move.
I learned lots of exciting things about the skeletal system, I
learned that when babies are born they have about 350 bones in
their bodies, but when they get older they have 206 bones in their
body. A joint holds your bones together where they meet. The end
of each joint is covered by cartilage. I learned so much about the
A good way to make your bones strong is to
drink lots of milk.
Some good exercises for your bones are
tennis, walking, hiking, or dancing.
The skeletal system has many important functions. Some
of these functions include providing shape for our bodies,
allowing bodily movement, making blood for the body, and it
also stores 206 bones!!!! Also, the softer tissues of the body
are attached to the skeletal system. The brain is also
protected by bones and so are the heart and lungs. Muscles
are connected to bones by tendons and where bones meet
another bone is usually called a joint. Those are some
important facts about the skeletal
Here are some facts I know about the skeletal
system. I know that without the skeletal system
you would be a blob of goo. I also learned that the
skeletal system is all of the bones in my body and
that there are 206 bones in my body. I also learned
that your teeth are not counted as bones, but they
are still considered part of the skeletal system. I
also learned that babies have more bones than
adults!!! It is also pretty cool that you can make
your bones strong by just running or jogging. It wa
really cool learning about the skeletal system!
Muscles of the Body
•. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables. They help your muscles stay strong.
•Stretch before exercising, so you don’t pull a muscle.
A muscle is the contractile tissue of animals and is derived from the
mesodermal layer of embryonic cells. Muscle cells actually contain
contractile filaments that move past each other and change the size of the
cell. They are classified as skeletal, cardiac, or smooth muscles. They
produce force and they cause motion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle
I learned so many things about muscles! I learned
That you have to stretch before you exercise or
Else you could dislocate your muscle. I learned
That foods like fish, fruit, ( as long as you don’t have
too much) and veggies are good for your bones. I also
learned about what bones were made out of. (Contractile
tissue) It was really gross and exciting!
Muscles of the
•You should only work out for 30-40 minutes a day,
but no more or else your muscles can get strained.
•Make sure you stay hydrated while you work out.
There are more than 600 muscles in your body. Those
amazing muscles do everything. They pump blood through
your body, and help you lift heavy things. You control a lot of
your muscles, but others, like the heart work by themselves.
Isn’t that interesting? http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/muscles.html
I learned tons of things about muscles. I learned that there are 3 types of muscles. They
are called smooth muscles, cardiac muscles, and skeletal muscles. I learned that
thousands of small fibers make up a muscle. I learned that there are muscles behind
your eyes too. Muscles are fun to learn about!!!
•You can get skin cancer from staying out in the sun too long.
•The skin stores fat, water, and vitamin D.
The skin is the biggest organ in your body! It is very important!!
It protects every single thing in your body. Without skin your organs
and bones would stick out of your body and you would look like
the creepiest person on Earth. Skin protects our bodies, I helps them
stay at the right temperature, allows us to have a sense of touch, and
much, much, more!
The skin is very interesting!! I learned that it
is made up of three layers. I learned that it
holds vital resources, like water. I learned that
the skin is the bodies biggest organ. I also
learned the skin weights approximately 6
pounds. I learned so much about the skin!
Smoking can make your skin look older and less attractive.
You should always wear sun block on hot sunny days!
The skin is really cool. It is the biggest and heaviest organ in your body.
It is made up of millions of cells. Each cell dies and falls off without you
even noticing! The skin has layers. There are 7 layers of skin in your
body! The skin keeps your body together without it you would just see
your muscles and intestines. I learned so many things about the skin!
The skin is so important. It is the largest
organ in your body! It could way imbetween
6 and 8 pounds! That’s cool!!! The skin has
lots and lots of jobs. It is actually
waterproof so you can go swimming. It
helps keep sickness out. It also helps
To regulate your temperature. Isn’t that
The Nervous System
•There are more nerves in your body than stars in the Milky Way!
•There are 100 billion neutrons in your brain alone!
The nervous system is very complex. It has tons of parts.
It is divided into two main systems, the central nervous
system, and the peripheral nervous system. The spinal cord
and the brain make up the central nervous system. Its main
job is to get the information from the body and send
instructions to other parts of the body. The peripheral nervous
system is made up of all the nerves and the wiring. This system
sends the messages from the brain to the rest if the body.
The nervous system is very cool! It helps you with
smelling, seeing, hearing, laughing, and even breathing.
It is made up of your brain, your spinal cord, and your
nerves. It helps you with blinking, walking and pretty much,
thinking. That is because your brain is one of the parts!
You could never survive without it!
The Digestive System
•You should eat a lot of fiber rich foods to keep your digestive system healthy.
•Drink lots of fluids to help your digestive system.
The digestive system takes 24 to 72 hours to digest food. The human
digestive track is 20 feet long! Fibers help the digestive system and they
can make you feel better if you are having digestive problems. It takes 8
organs in your body just to digest a glass of milk! There is so much to
Know about the digestive system.
The human digestive system is very
complex. When you eat your body digests
your food to make it into energy for your
cells. There is acid in your stomach that
breaks down the food. The small intestine is
where the food gets broken down and then it
is small enough for the cells. I learned so
much about the digestive system.
The Circulatory System
Your circulatory system is very exciting! It is made up of
tiny vessels and the many muscles that help and control
the flow of your blood around your body. This fabulous
process is called circulation. The main parts of your
circulatory system are your heart, arteries, capillaries,
and, last but not least your veins!
•Do not The circulatory system is so
cut off your awesome! It is really long and
circulation it has important things like
! Garlic arteries, your heart, and your
actually veins. It keeps blood flowing
helps the and circulates your whole
circulatory body! Its jobs are very
system by important! Without your
clearing circulatory system you
out your Would definitely die! It is very
arteries. important! http://www.health-energy-
The Respiratory System
•To keep your respiratory system healthy you should not smoke!
•Secondhand smoke is also very bad for your lungs!
Your respiratory system is very
important! It is what produces
oxygen for your body. It has more
than six organs that work together
to help you breath. The respiratory
system supplies your blood with
oxygen so it can carry it all around
to other parts of the body. It is very
The Respiratory System
How do people breath? They use the
respiratory system, of course! This is
how you breath using the respiratory
system. Your diaphragm and other
muscles help you breath. Those muscles It helps to
change the space and pressure that is exercise until
inside your body to accommodate you are out
breathing. When your diaphragm pulls of breath to
down, it doesn’t only leave more space keep your
for the lungs, but it also lowers the system
internal air pressure. Isn’t that cool? healthy!
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The respiratory system is fabulous! It controls your your breath
breathing! Here are some cool facts about the as long as
respiratory system. The air that we breath out has you can to
about 100 times more carbon dioxide than the air make your
we breath in. Every minute you should breath in lungs
about 13 pints of air! I learned so much about the healthy.
The heart is extremely important!! It is pretty
much nothing more
than a pump, even though you need it to
survive! It is a muscle ( If you didn’t know! ). It
is even one of the strongest muscles in your
body. Its main job is
pumping blood through your body! It is part of
your respiratory and circulatory system!
Hearts are so amazing!
The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body.
It beats approximately 72 times per minute. The heart pumps our blood
( that carries really important things) throughout our whole body.
A healthy heart is the size of your fist. Like others muscles in your body
it contracts and expand too. The heart is one of the most vital organs in
The human heart works tirelessly. In an average
lifetime the heart beats about two and a half billion
times. It will never pause and rest. Hearts provide
power needed for life. Your heart is actually sort of
shaped like an upside down pear. The heart is very
cool. It is made up of 4 cavities, you could also call
them open spaces. Two of those 4 cavities are
called atria and the other 2 are called ventricles.
The heart is more complex than most people think.
I learned lots about the heart. The heart is a
pump. The left side of people’s hearts have 2
chambers, they are called the left atrium and the left
ventricle. The right side of your heart has 2
connected changes too. The heart is part of the
circulatory system too. It pumps blood through your
body. The heart has many jobs.
Don’t rush to get ready for work. Get up 15 minutes
Avoid prepared foods. Almost all are loaded with fat,
sugar, and salt.
mandible: the bone of fibula: the outer and near the occipital
the lower jaw thinner of the 2 bones bone
of the leg, extending
cranium: the skull of from the knee to the ankle. biceps: the muscle
a vertebrate at the front of the
radius: the bone of the
forearm on the thumb triceps: the muscle at
the back of the upper
ulna: the bone on the arm
forearm on the side
opposite of the thumb
soleus : the muscle in the
tibia: the inner of the 2 calf of the leg, behind th
bones of the leg, that gastrocnemius muscle th
extend from the knee helps extend the foot
to the ankle and articulate forward
with the femur and the talus.