1. Go to : http://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/cells_tissues_membranes/tissues/
a. Answer the following questions: (6 points)
i. What fills the spaces between cells? A nonliving material, called the intercellular matrix, fills the spaces between the cells
ii. What can be found in this material?
The intercellular matrix may contain special substances such as salts and fibers that are unique to a specific tissue and gives that tissue distinctive characteristics
iii. List the four types of tissue.
Four main tissue types in the body: epithelial, connective, muscle, and nervous
iv. Click on Epithelial Tissue
2. Epithelial Tissue (13 points)
a. List 6 different uses of epithelial tissue:
Functions of the epithelial tissue are protection, secretion, absorption, excretion, filtration, diffusion, and sensory reception.
b. Where is epithelial tissue found in the body? What are some functions? Explain how its structure is related to the functions.
Simple cuboidal epithelium is found in glandular tissue and in the kidney tubules. The function of the tissue is to line the stomach and intestines
c. List the three different shapes of epithelial tissue.
Epithelial cells may be squamous, cuboidal, or columnar in shape and may be arranged in single or multiple layers.
d. Draw pseudostratified columnar tissue below.
e. Where is this type of tissue found?
Epithelium is found in glandular tissue and in the kidney tubules
f. Click on Connective Tissue at the top of the page.
3. Connective Tissue (14 points)
a. List four uses for connective tissue.
Connective tissues bind structures together, form a framework and support for organs and the body as a whole, store fat, transport substances, protect against disease, and help repair tissue damage
b. What are the three most commonly types of cell found in connective tissue? Three of the most common are