Semicircular Canals: Function & Definition


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Which of the following is NOT a semicircular canal?

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1. What is the structure that the endolymph puts pressure against?

2. Name the structure where the cupula is located.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

We use our ears everyday whenever we listen to something, but we rarely consider what it is inside our ears that allows us to hear in the first place. This quiz and worksheet will go over some facts about the ear's semicircular canals. You'll be tested on points such as the different canals and what they do.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Identifying different semicircular canals
  • What the endolymph puts pressure on
  • Where the cupula is located
  • The movement of the endolymph
  • Components of the vestibular system

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to check your recollection of the different semicircular canals of the ear
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of the different parts of the semicircular canals and what they do
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to answer an assessment question on the vestibular system

Additional Learning

Go over some more facts on the topic by reading through the associated lesson called Semicircular Canals: Function & Definition. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The vestibular system
  • Semicircular canals of the ear
  • Anatomy of the canals
  • Movement inside the ear