Bone Tissue: Functions and Types


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The functional unit of bone is an _____.

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1. If you break a bone, the part of the bone that might bleed would be found in the _____.

2. What might happen if a growing child does not receive enough minerals such as calcium in his diet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you understand the functions and types of bone tissue. Some vocabulary terms you will study and be assessed on are mineralization, central canal, and osteocyte.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Osteon
  • Osteocyte
  • Haversian Canal
  • Osteoclasts
  • Osteoblast

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on bone tissue function
  • Making connections - understand how bones change with age
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding bone tissue anatomy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about structures and cells that make up bone connective tissue

Additional Learning

To learn more about bones, review the accompanying lesson on the functions and types of bone tissue. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define major components that make up bone tissue
  • Define lamellae, lacunae, and canaliculi
  • Understand anatomy of bone tissue
  • Discuss bone formation and degradation
  • Learn about osteoporosis