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Compare & Contrast Open & Closed Circulatory Systems

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What is the purpose of the circulatory system?

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1. Which of the following organisms has an open circulatory system?

2. What is the major difference between an open and closed circulatory system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Key differences exist between open and closed circulatory systems. The quiz asks you about these systems' existence in different organisms, as well as the factors that separate the two kinds of systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For the quiz you will:

  • Describe the purpose of the circulatory system
  • Give the name of an organism with an open circulatory system
  • Name a key difference between open and closed circulatory systems
  • Select an organism whose circulatory system is closed
  • Identify the type of circulatory system with open-ended vessels

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the two types of circulatory systems to identify a main difference between them
  • Information recall - consult your knowledge to identify animals that possess either open or closed circulatory systems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of the circulatory system

Additional Learning

Discover more about this topic by reading the lesson entitled Compare & Contrast Open & Closed Circulatory Systems. The lesson will teach you:

  • The components of a closed circulatory system and several organisms who have one
  • How an open circulatory system works in the creatures that possess them
  • Differences in the functions of both types of systems
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