Gastrulation and the 3 Germ Layers (Ectoderm, Endoderm & Mesoderm)


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After gastrulation has occurred, the inner layer of cells is called what?

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1. The heart, blood vessels, blood cells, skeleton, kidney, spleen, and muscles are all tissues or organs that arise from what primary germ layer?

2. What is the main purpose of gastrulation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gastrulation results in the development of 3 germ layers in the early development of an embryo. As part of this quiz, you will be asked to identify these layers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments on gastrulation will test what you know on:

  • The identification of the 3 layers resulting from gastrulation
  • The tissue and organ products of each layer
  • The purpose of grastrulation

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Knowledge application-use your knowledge to answer a question about labeling these layers in other animals
  • Making connections - use understanding of the layers to determine their corresponding products
  • Interpreting information-verify that you can read information regarding what the outer cells do in the mammalian and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

In the lesson called Gastrulation and the 3 Germ Layers, you will have an opportunity to gain more knowledge of this topic. Objectives this lesson will help you meet are:

  • Define gastrula and gastrulation
  • Name the 3 primary germ layers
  • Recognize the tissue and organ products of each layer