Osteoblasts & Osteoclasts: Building & Repairing Bones

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When you were first born your bones started out as this flexible type of connective tissue.

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1. What is the process of making bone called?

2. Which bone cells would be called on to chew up the bone and put more calcium in the blood?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your ability to define osteoblast, osteoclast, cartilage and ossification, among other bone-formation terminology will be assessed in this quiz and worksheet combination. You will also be asked to distinguish between the function of osteoblasts and osteoclasts in the practice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to check your understanding of:

  • The difference between bone and cartilage
  • The process of making bone
  • The difference between osteoclasts and osteoblasts
  • How children grow

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding the process of making bone
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define ossification, growth plates, and remodeling
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast osteoblasts and osteoclasts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding bone formation

Additional Learning

Learn more about the difference between osteoblasts and osteoclasts in this lesson. Topics covered are:

  • How bones form in the young
  • The process of ossification and the function of osteoblasts
  • The role of growth plates
  • Remodeling and osteoclasts
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