Phylum Pteridophyta: Characteristics, Classification & Life Cycle


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Which part of the pteridophyte life cycle is diploid?

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1. Which group of pteridophytes includes fossil examples up to 40 meters tall?

2. The relationship between each pteridophyte group is complex and ever-changing. What is the term we use to classify pteridophytes, since they do not include all the common ancestors and their descendants?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pteridophytes are a group of plant species that have grown on this Earth for over millions of years. This assessment will assess how well you understand the life cycles of these plants, some of the different examples of these plants and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete this quiz/worksheet combo to measure your knowledge of:

  • The parts of the pteridophyte life cycle
  • Characteristics of the different pteridophytes
  • Research methods used to study pteridophytes
  • Pteridophyte reproduction

Skills Practiced

This worksheet/quiz will also test these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types and properties of pteridophyte
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of the pteridophyte group
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as lycophytes and sporophytes

Additional Learning

In addition to completing this assessment, don't forget to complete the lesson, Phylum Pteridophyta: Characteristics, Classification & Life Cycle. After this lesson, you will have a better understanding of :

  • Why pteridophyta is considered a paraphyletic group
  • Common characteristics of pteridophyta
  • Different classifications of pteridophyta