Skeletal System Research Paper

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Cartoon Character Skeletal System Project Essay! The human skeletal system consists of 206 bones and associative tissue such as joints, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Each bone is a complex living organ that is made up of cells, minerals, and protein fibers. When joined together, the skeletal system provides the base framework, giving shape to the unique human body and provides support and protection for the soft tissues that make up the rest of the body. The skeletal system also provides attachments points for muscles enabling movements at the joints. In addition, new red blood cells are produced by the bone marrow inside of our bones. You see, bones act as the "body 's warehouse" by storing or preserving calcium,…show more content…
Tigger 's skeletal system would, at first glance, most likely seem to be absolutely no similarities between his and our skeletal system. However, if you "dig deeper," you would most definitely discover similarities in shape, structure, and function. For instance, like humans and many other organisms, felids, a mammal of the cat family, in this case Tigger, would appear to have an endoskeleton, meaning that the skeleton is inside the body. Also, our skeleton comprises of hard, strong bones held together by ligaments like Tigger 's with a few distinctive features. So if I were to strip Tigger to his basic elements, I would obviously find a few similarities, as demonstrated above, in our skeletal system, however, there would also be the unearthing of differences in comparison between the two systems. For instance, one difference between the two systems is that Tigger 's skeletal system was formed as a lithe, graceful design, despite his hyper behaviour and bouncing! In contrast, the human 's skeleton was designed to provide strength and stability rather than agility. Another obvious difference is the body’s shape and size. We are of course larger than Tigger in both size and shape, adding to our differences in our skeletal system. Also, because animals share the same bone as humans do, we are somewhat similar. However, the only difference is that Tigger’s bones have adapted and changed over time to meet his needs while we have almost stayed the same. Furthermore, even though we don’t have a tail, we don’t have a spring-like structure at the bottom of our body to allow us to … bounce like Tigger. Instead, we have our legs and feet to transport us, not Tigger’s spring-like bone structure, sadly, in which other tigers weren’t as advantageous. Additionally, human bones are slightly flexible, so they can absorb pressure. Tigger, throughout time, changed and adapted to his needs as an animal and was able to maintain an extremely flexible spring-like bone structure

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