What Are Nematodes? - Definition, Properties & Examples


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Some species of nematode live on or in another animal and are called _____.

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a roundworm?

2. A certain species of roundworm can live inside human lymph nodes and cause severe swelling in the limbs, a condition known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though given a bad rep, nematodes can also be beneficial. Test your comprehension of roundworms with this quiz and worksheet. To pass the quiz you have to be able to identify the different types of nematodes and know their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will focus on the following:

  • How many tiny nematodes can be found in a handful of rich, fertile soil
  • Examples of roundworms
  • Types of nematodes that live on or in another animal

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nematodes' exteriors
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on nematodes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a condition caused by roundworms living inside human lymph nodes

Additional Learning

This lesson, What Are Nematodes: Definition, Properties & Examples, will teach you about the kinds of nematodes. Objectives covered include:

  • Define molting
  • Know where nematodes can be found
  • Understand the roles of beneficial nematodes