Planaria Digestive System


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What does it mean for an organism to be 'acoelomate'?

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1. What taxonomic class do flatworms fall within?

2. What is one way in which the gut system of a planarian is highly specialized?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review the complex digestive process of the planarian worm with this quiz and worksheet combination. Along with other information from the lesson, assessment items will focus on what this organism eats.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will cover:

  • The specialization of a planarian's gut system
  • Which taxonomic class flatworms fall within
  • Planarian prey

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what it means for an organism to be 'acoelomate'
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the planarian digestive system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions requiring the identification of the purpose of planarian structures in the digestive system

Additional Learning

Increase your knowledge of the digestive system of planarian worms by reviewing the lesson, Planaria Digestive System. Objectives covered include:

  • Review a diagram of the digestive system of a planarian worm
  • Understand planarian digestive function
  • Know how the planarian's skin interacts with the surrounding environment