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2: Skeletal System and Body Ratios

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    • 2.1: Skeletal System and Human Body Ratio Worksheet
      The skeletal system gives shape to the body. Without the skeletal system, the body will look like a paper kit without a rigid frame. The bones themselves support the weight of the body, and their organization protects vital organs. Therefore, examining the skeletal structure of a body can provide information regarding the growth rate, gender, and height of a person.