The Significance of Physiological Processes in Animals


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Organ-systems are defined as which of the following?

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1. Why is homeostasis vital to survival of individual organisms?

2. Dynamic consistency is defined as which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo help you quickly assess what you know about organ systems, homeostasis and dynamic consistency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What organic systems are
  • Importance of homeostasis to survival
  • Definition of dynamic consistency
  • Reasons kangaroo rats don't need to drink water
  • Benefits of seasonal breeding

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on animal physiological processes
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as dynamic consistency and homeostasis
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the advantages of seasonal breeding

Additional Learning

To learn more about homeostasis in animals, review the accompanying lesson, The Significance of Physiological Processes in Animals. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review what physiology is
  • Identify the importance of homeostasis and dynamic consistency
  • Learn about the function of different organ systems such as the skin, musculoskeletal system and lymphatic system
  • Understand the difference between continuous and seasonal breeders