Estivation: Definition & Examples Video


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When a bear goes into dormancy during winter when food supplies are low, what type of dormancy is it?

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1. When an earthworm goes into dormancy to conserve energy during dry spells, what type of dormancy is it?

2. Some hummingbirds go into a type of dormancy that lasts less than 24 hours. What type of dormancy is that?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Estivation is important to be familiar with in energy and biology, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its characteristics as well as related principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on characteristics and examples of:

  • Estivation
  • Dormancy in bears
  • Dormancy in earthworms
  • Dormancy in hummingbirds
  • Estivation in lungfish

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different forms of dormancy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of estivation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how long a lungfish can estivate

Additional Learning

To learn more about estivation and dormancy, review the accompanying lesson on Estivation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define estivation
  • Differentiate between estivation and hibernation
  • Know the different forms of dormancy in animals
  • Familiarize yourself with examples of animals who estivate