Specialized Cells: Types & Functions


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1. Which of the following is an example of specialized cells?

2. How are nerve cells specialized?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Specialized cells work together to create the fundamental structures of the human body. The quiz asks questions about the functions of particular specialized cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For the quiz you need to:

  • Name the basic unit of life
  • Give an example of specialized cells
  • Explain how certain types of cells are specialized
  • Identify a structure that is not a type of reproductive cell

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - show that you can read information about specialized cells and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access your understanding of this topic to describe ways that nerve cells and red blood cells are specialized
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about cell specialization to answer a question regarding reproductive cells

Additional Learning

This topic is explored in-depth in the lesson called Specialized Cells: Types & Functions. In this lesson you will learn to:

  • Name the structures cells form as they join together in the body
  • Note the appearance and location of nerve cells
  • Identify the types of cells found in the human circulatory system
  • Understand the functions of reproductive cells