Ectotherms: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is true about endotherms?

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1. Which of the following is true about ectotherms?

2. Which of the following groups of animals are considered ectotherms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are ectotherms and how are they different from other types of organisms? To pass this quiz, you will need to be familiar with terms used to describe these types of animals and facts about their metabolism and body temperature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to recognize facts about ectotherms
  • What torpor does
  • Words that describe ectotherms in the day and at night

Skills Practiced

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

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast ectotherms and endotherms
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why some ectotherms go into a kind of hibernation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about animals that are considered ectotherms

Additional Learning

To learn more about these organisms, review the accompanying lesson called Ectotherms: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe characteristics of endotherms and ectotherms
  • List examples of ectotherms
  • Provide information about ectotherms and food intake