The Evolution of Green Algae into Land Plants


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There are four kinds of algae. How many eventually evolved into land plants?

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1. What makes green algae unique from other kinds of algae, and gives it its color?

2. Which kind of green algae evolved into land plants?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will help you quickly assess what you know about types of green algae and what type grew into modern land plants. To successfully answer the quiz questions, you will need to be familiar with relevant terms, time periods and examples of land plants that evolved from green algae.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, you can expect to be tested on:

  • The number of green algae types that evolved into land plants
  • What gives green algae its color and separates it from other types of algae
  • The term for and description of the kind of green algae that evolved into land plants
  • How long ago this evolution of green algae began
  • The ability to identify a modern example of the first true land plant

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the unique aspects of green algae
  • Information recall - access what you know regarding the time period during which the evolution of land plants began
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how many and which types of green algae evolved into land plants

Additional Learning

Get more information about this evolutionary process by reviewing the lesson titled The Evolution of Green Algae into Land Plants. The lesson covers:

  • What land plants are and examples of this type of plant
  • Traits and types of green algae
  • From where and how the evolution of green algae to land plants began
  • Changes to green algae that evolved to support the existence of land plants