Breadcrumb Sponge: Facts & Adaptations


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Why are breadcrumb sponges flatter in intertidal zones?

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1. What makes up the structure of a breadcrumb sponge?

2. How do breadcrumb sponges benefit from their symbiotic relationship with scallops?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why is halichondria panicea called a breadcrumb sponge? What is the function of the holes on these sponges? These are examples of the type of information you will be tested on when you use this quiz and worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will need to do the following to successfully complete this quiz:

  • Explain why breadcrumb sponges are flatter in intertidal zones
  • Describe the structure of a breadcrumb sponge
  • Understand the symbiotic relationship between scallops and these sponges
  • Discuss the purpose of the holes on a breadcrumb sponge
  • Tell how breadcrumb sponges got their name

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson, such as why halichondria panicea are called breadcrumb sponges
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding the relationship between scallops and breadcrumb sponges and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structure of a breadcrumb sponge
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to understand why these sponges are flatter in intertidal zones

Additional Learning

You can soak up more information about this topic by referring to the lesson titled Breadcrumb Sponge: Facts & Adaptations. You will find details about:

  • Where breadcrumb sponges are most common
  • What colors this sponge can be
  • What flagella are
  • How breadcrumb sponges reproduce