Bone Marrow:
Maker of Red Blood Cells

Bone marrow is a soft tissue found in the center of bones, and it makes red blood cells.  In addition, it also makes most white blood cells and platelets.

Found in the center of bones

A fun fact to know about the bone marrow is that it contains many stem cells.

20160828 Bone Marrow
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Next Generation Science Standards:

MS-LS1-3 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.

What Science Does this Comic Teach?

Unit: Anatomy

⇒Chapter: Immunology

⇒Topic: Bone Marrow

Additional Information

Bone

Bone is a type of connective tissue, and it consists of 4 different types of “bone cells” called: osteocyte cells, osteoblast cells, stem cells, and lining cells.

Red Blood Cells

They are a type of cells found in blood responsible for the carrying of oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the body.  They are red in color, and they are the reason why your blood looks red.  Without red blood cells, your blood would end up looking light-yellow in color!

Stem Cells

Stem cells are cells that have not gone through differentiation and serve the body by regenerate / replenish many different types of cells.

 

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