Go to: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/bone-lab#skeleton then click on the “Skeleton Viewer” to investigate the names and positions of the various bones. Label as many bones as you can on your paper skeleton. Use the paper skeleton as a study tool. Make sure to put your name on your skeleton!
Part B: Identification of Bones
Stay on (or go back to) the virtual lab page at: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/bone-lab#skeleton then click on the “Bone Anatomy Viewer” to investigate the internal structure of a long bone.
Use the saw tool to cut the bone longitudinally. Then use the magnifying tool (2x and/or 4x magnification). Use the eye tool to help identify the bone parts. Use the space below to draw and label structures you see in the longitudinal cut.
Use the glue tool to put your bone back together. Then use the saw tool to make a cross-section cut to the bone. Use the space below to draw and label structures you see in the cross-section cut.
Part C: Microscopic View of Bone Tissue Stay on (or go back to) the virtual lab page at: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/bone-lab#skeleton
Click on slide 1
What is the other name for Trabecular bone?
Describe the characteristics of
Click on slide 2
Describe the epiphysis and its function.
Describe the growth plate and its function.
Click on slides 3 and 4
What do the osteoblasts do?
Click on slide 5, 7, and 8
Describe what is in the Haversian canals.
Describe the canaliculi and their function.
Click on slide 6
Describe the trabeculae and what fills this.
Part D: Joints Poster Go to: http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~biomania/tutorial/bonejt/outline.htm
Use a large paper folded into three sections. Label the first section Fibrous Joints, the second section Cartilaginous Joints, and the third section Synovial Joints. (See diagram below.)
Click on Fibrous Joints
Subdivide the section for Fibrous Joints into three subsections for the subtypes of Fibrous Joints: Suture, Syndesmosis, and Gomphosis.