Lab 6 Overview

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN TO DO: Classify individual bones by different criteria and identify the bones of the axial skeleton.

Learning Objectives

  • Classify bones by shape.
  • Identify the major components that make up an intact bone.
  • Distinguish between the different types of bone processes and features.
  • Identify the bones of the axial skeleton and know which processes and features are unique to them.


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Complete the following lab activities and exercises:
  • Reading: Categorizing bones by shape.
    • Exercises 6.1
  • Reading: Compact bone, spongy bone, and other bone components.
    • Exercises 6.2
  • Reading: Bone markings, processes, and cavities.
    • Exercises 6.3
  • Reading: The axial skeleton. The bones of the skull.
    • Exercises 6.4
  • Reading: The hyoid bone. The vertebral column.
    • Exercises 6.5


Click here to download the exercises for this module in MS Word format: AP_Lab_Module_6_Exercises

Click here to download the exercises for this module in PDF format: A&P_Lab_Module_6_Exercises_PDF

If you want a PDF file of the entire lab, it is available here: A&P_Lab_Module_6_Bone_Overview_&_Axial_Skeleton