Tissue worksheet Name:__________________ Section A: Intro to Histology Cells are the smallest units of life. In complex organisms, cells group together with one another based on similar structure and function to form tissues. Tissues provide the numerous functions of organs necessary to maintain biological life. The study of tissues is called histology, and is important to the understanding of how the human body is able to function as a unit. The human body is composed of four basic types of tissues; epithelium, connective, muscular, and nervous tissues. - lines and covers surfaces - protect, support, and bind together - produces movement - receive stimuli and conduct impulses 1. Tissues are groups of similar cells working together to __. a. increase the size and mass of structures c. deliver messages b. perform common functions d. fight against disease 2. Which type of tissue would make up the majority of the brain and spinal cord? ____________________ 3. Which type of tissue would be found in the epidermis and form the lining of internal organs such as the intestines? ___________________ 4. Which type of tissue would form ligaments, tendons, fat and bone? _______________________ 5. Which type of tissue makes up majority of the heart? ________________________ 6. Where are epithelial tissues found within the body? ____________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ 7. What are the functions of the epithelial tissues? _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 8. Where are connective tissue found? _________________________________________________ 9. What are the functions of connective tissue? _________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 10. What are muscle cells called? ________________ 11. What are the functions of muscular tissue? _________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 12. What are the functions of nervous tissue? __________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Tissue Family Reunion Assignment Your job is to write out a story about the Tissue Family Reunion which includes the following family members: epithelial, connective, nervous, muscular. All of the tissues have “Grown Up” and moved away from home. Each now lives in a new place and has their own job and they have come home for the annual family reunion. Your job is to write a story that details their conversation as they all get together and discuss where they “live” and what they now “do.” It is your decision as to the format that you would like to use. For example you could write a story in paragraph or script formats that identifies the job and location of each tissue. To help with this process, you will want to give each one of your tissues a name. You will be assessed on: Correctly identifying the location and examples of each tissue. Correctly identifying the function of each tissue. Correctly identifying characteristics of each tissue. Extra points may be awarded on creativity. Epithelial Tissue __________ out of 8 pts Connective Tissue __________ out of 8 pts Nervous Tissue __________ out of 8 pts Muscular Tissue __________ out of 8 pts Grade _______/32 pts.