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The structure and function share a common relationship and are often grouped together When we look at the structure or the anatomy of an object we are looking how it was built Whereas with function or physiology we are observing how the object run and reacts in different situations When studied as a whole structure and function allows us to have a better understanding of why an object or the body reacts in that way One example that demonstrates structure and function is through uniform PVC pipes The pipes capped at one end and maintained the same diameter throughout Blowing air across the top of the pipe produces a sound this demonstrates the function of the pipe The importance of why structure and function are studied together can be made clear with multiple uniform PVC pipes at different lengths when air is blown across these pipes different tones or pitches are heard for every pipe Therefore the different lengths of pipes affect the pitch it produces A second example of form and function can be seen through the development of the human vocal tract within the article From Grunting to Gabbing Why Humans can Talk by Kathleen Masterson According to Lieberman the human vocal tract has evolved allowing humans to make more controlled sounds and speech than other primates As humans developed a more advanced vocal tract the size of the mouth and neck needed adjustment in order for a more detailed speech sound The mouth became smaller while the neck became longer The tongue developed into a flexible muscle that allowed more control As the human vocal tract evolved the speech sounds created had become more precise and a more of a variety of sounds Finally if we look at how form and function is related when there is a speech disorder on irregular palate cleft palate When a patient has a cleft palate there is a change in the structure of the
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