Circulatory System of a Squid


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1. Which type of heart pumps deoxygenated blood to the gills?

2. What type of circulatory system does a squid have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can gauge your understanding of the structure and characteristics of a squid's circulatory system with this quiz and worksheet. You can expect to be questioned about everything from a squid's heart(s) to the pigment in its blood.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will encounter questions on:

  • The number of hearts a squid has
  • What pumps deoxygenated blood from the body to the gills of the squid
  • The term used to describe the type of circulatory system a squid has
  • The pigment that gives a squid's blood its color
  • What structure pumps oxygenated blood to the squid's body

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension _ - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding how deoxygenated and oxygenated blood is pumped through a squid's body
  • Making connections- make use of the pigment in a squid's blood to identify why it is blue
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of a squid's circulatory system

Additional Learning

To learn more about the circulatory system of this creature, review the accompanying lesson called Circulatory System of a Squid, which is designed to help you meet the following goals:

  • Relate facts about squids, such as classifications and size range
  • Identify what type of circulatory system a squid has
  • Detail how the squid's circulatory system functions
  • Discuss how a squid's blood is the color blue