Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features

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Which best describes an animal's body plan?

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1. Which is a type of symmetry found in animals?

2. Which term do we use to describe the region of the body that contains an animal's head?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What features do we look for when seeking to classify animals based on their body plans? You can use this quiz and worksheet to assess your understanding of these features and structures that help us differentiate between animal species.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of an animal's body plan
  • A type of symmetry found in animals
  • The term used to describe the part of the body that contains the head
  • A difference between protostomes and deuterostomes
  • The definition of 'true tissues'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the way in which animals are differentiated using body plans
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as coelom and Eumetazoans
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as bilateral symmetry and radial symmetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about two types of embryonic development that can classify animals

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what makes up an animal's body plan
  • Detail the types of body symmetry
  • Discuss animals that have and do not have a body cavity
  • Define terms used to describe the head and tail and left and right sides of an animal's body
  • Relate how mouth formation in the embryonic state is important in the classification of animals
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