Gastrulation in Frogs: Definition & Concept


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_____ is when three germ layers form around an embryo, readying it for organogenesis.

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1. The hollow ball of cells that forms just prior to gastrulation is called a _____.

2. The first thing that forms during gastrulation is a(n) _____ in the side of the blastula.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gastrulation is an important process in reproduction, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its terminology and functioning within frog life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and functions of:

  • Gastrulation
  • The hollow ball of cells that forms before gastrulation
  • Formations during gastrulation
  • Cell layers

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define gastrulation and identify the term that refers the ball of cells prior to gastrulation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the formations that take place during gastrulation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cell layers

Additional Learning

To learn more about the process of gastrulation, review the accompanying lesson called Gastrulation in Frogs: Definition & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what goes into the process of gastrulation
  • Define blastula
  • Define blastocoel
  • Know the three germ layers formed during gastrulation
  • Define invagination
  • Know what a yolk plug is