Tissue Worksheet


Matching:  A. connective   B. Epithelium   C. Muscle   D. Nervous

  1. forms membranes
  2. Allows movement of limbs and for organ movements within the body
  3. uses electrochemical signals to carry out its functions
  4. supports and reinforces the body organs
  5. cells of this tissue may absorb and/or secrete substances
  6. basis of the major controlling system of the body
  7. its cells shorten to exert force
  8. forms endocrine and exocrine glands
  9. surrounds and cushions body organs
  10. characterized by having large amounts of extracellular material
  11. allows you to smile, grasp, swim, ski, and throw a ball
  12. widely distributed; found in bones, cartilages, and fat deposits
  13. forms the brain and spinal cord


  1. List six special characteristics of epithelium


Match:  a. pseudostratified ciliated columnar   b. simple columnar   c. simple cuboidal                       d. simple squamous    e. stratified columnar    f. stratified squamous    g. transitional                       h. adipose connective tissue    i. areolar connective tissue    j. dense regular connective tissue     k. dense irregular connective tissue    l.  elastic cartilage     m. fibro cartilage                     n. hyaline cartilage    o. osseous tissue     p. reticular connective tissue     q. vascular tissue 

r. nervous tissue    s. skeletal(striated)  muscle tissue     t. visceral (smooth) muscle tissue   u. cardiac muscle tissue


      15.  lines the stomach and most of the intestines   

  1. lines the inside of the mouth
  2. lines much of the respiratory tract
  3. endothelium and mesothelium lines the inside of the urinary bladder
  4. protection
  5. small molecules pass through rapidly
  6. propel sheets of mucus
  7. absorption, secretion or ion transport 
  8. stretches
  9. parallel bundles of collagen fibers provide strength; found in tendons
  10. stores fat
  11. the skin dermis
  12. hardest tissue of our body
  13. composes the basement membrane, surrounds and cushions blood vessels and nerves, its gel-like matrix contains all categories of fibers and many cell types
  14. forms the embryonic skeleton; covers surfaces of bones at joints and reinforces the trachea
  15. insulates the body
  16. firm, slightly “rubbery” matrix; milky white and “glassy” in appearance
  17. cells are arranged in concentric circles around a nutrient canal; matrix is hard due to calcium salts
  18. contains collagenous fibers; found in intervertebal discs
  19. makes supporting framework of lymphoid organs
  20. found in umbilical cord
  21. found in external ear and auditory tube
  22. provides the medium for nutrient transport throughout the body
  23. forms the “stretchy” ligaments of the vertebral column
  24. located in the walls of the small intestine, uterus, bladder, veins and arteries
  25. concerned with locomotion of the body as a whole
  26. changes the internal volume of an organ as it contracts
  27. tissue of the circulatory pump
  28. voluntarily controlled
  29. involuntarily controlled
  30. contains cylindrical cells with branching ends