What is the Skeletal System?

The main role of the skeletal system is to provide support for the body, to protect delicate internal organs and to provide attachment sites for the organs.
The 29 bones of the skull are formed so as to protect your brain, eyes and the sensitive parts of your ears. The breastbone and 24 ribs attached to the spinal column protect your heart and lungs. The 26 vertebrae that make up the spinal column protect the nerves of the spinal canal.
All in all, the skeleton of an adult consists of 206 bones.