Embryonic Development & Life Cycles of Invertebrates & Vertebrates

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Life cycle is defined as which of the following?

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1. The invertebrate life cycle includes which of the following?

2. Why do some animals lay hard-shelled eggs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The terms vertebrate and invertebrate refer to animals with and without backbones, respectively. This lesson and quiz will help you learn more about the early development and life cycles of both vertebrates and invertebrates. At the end of the lesson, you'll be tested on things such as the order of specific life cycles and characteristics of each stage in a life cycle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of a life cycle
  • The invertebrate life cycle
  • The purpose of hard-shelled eggs
  • The pupa stage
  • The end stage of the life cycle

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the life cycles of both vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can define important terminology related to life cycles, such as embryonic development, larva, and egg
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained from this lesson to answer questions about the life cycles of vertebrates and invertebrates

Additional Learning

To learn more about the lives of vertebrates and invertebrates, review the corresponding lesson on Embryonic Development & Life Cycles of Invertebrates & Vertebrates. This lesson surveys the following topics:

  • Invertebrates and vertebrates
  • Embryonic development
  • Development in vertebrates
  • Development in invertebrates
  • Vertebrate life cycle
  • Invertebrate life cycle
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