Tissue Worksheet

Tissue worksheet
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.
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