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The Skeletal System: Function and Terms

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Why do bones need hyaline?

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1. If osteoclast activity is greater than osteoblast activity, then _____.

2.

Complete the conversation between an adolescent boy and his doctor:

Dr: You might experience a few more growth spurts, but that will eventually stop in a few years.

Bobby: Why do bones stop growing?

Dr: _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There's more to the skeletal system than just bones and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this system. Some things you'll be assessed on include anatomy and physiology of bones and related tissues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Relationship between osteoblasts and osteoclasts
  • Anatomical landmarks of bone
  • Long bones of the arm
  • Interaction of cartilage and bone plates in bone growth

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the skeletal system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding bone anatomy and physiology
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define bone parts and function of cells of bone and related tissues
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast osteoclasts and osteoblasts

Additional Learning

To learn more about bones and related tissues, review the accompanying lesson on the skeletal system. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define axial and appendicular skeleton
  • Locate the three main parts of bone
  • Explain the functions of the skeletal system
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