Pneumatic Bones in Birds


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What does the word pneumatic relate to in Greek?

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1. In birds, pneumatic bones allow for this specialized adaptation:

2. Where are pneumatic bones most often located in birds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will test your understanding of the structure and function of pneumatic bones in birds. You will need to know the Greek meaning of the word pneumatic to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of:

  • Purpose of pneumatic bones in birds
  • Group of birds with mostly solid bones
  • Location of most pneumatic bones in birds
  • Main vessel structures that are prominent in a microscopic cross-section

Skills Practiced

In this assessment, you will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on skeletal pneumaticity in birds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of this bone type
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what pneumatic bones allow for and interpret that correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the group of birds having mostly solid bones

Additional Learning

Learn more about this type of bone structure in birds with the related lesson called Pneumatic Bones in Birds. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define pneumatic bones
  • Explain pneumatic bone structure
  • Review microscopic cross-section of pneumatic bird bones
  • Detail evolution of pneumatic bones
  • Describe function of pneumatic bones