Bone Tissue Lab

Compact Bone (refer to text p. 92, 135, & the histology book)

Focus the specimen on high power (400X)

Draw & label:

    -    Central canal

    -    Osteon

    -    Lamellae

    -    Osteocytes in lacunae

    -    Canaliculi

    -    Matrix (what is it made of?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spongy Bone (refer to the histology book)

Focus the specimen on high power (400X)

Draw & label:

    -    Trabeculae

    -    Osteocytes in lacunae

    -    Osteoblasts / osteoclasts (cells on the

            edges of trabeculae)

    -    Red marrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now scan the entire specimen on low power (40X) & locate the epiphyseal plate. Switch to medium power (100X) - then draw & label:

    -    Epiphyseal plate (hyaline cartilage)