Porifera Digestive System & Excretion Video


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What is a poriferan?

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1. What are the openings porifera use to take in food called?

2. What is the exit for metabolic waste in porifera?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz's questions will help you check your understanding of sponge digestion and excretion. The quiz questions deal with entries and exits in the digestive system, sponge mechanisms for capturing prey, and what that prey consists of for a sponge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will assess your knowledge of these topics:

  • The definition of a poriferan
  • Openings in a poriferan used to take in food
  • The poriferan's exit site for metabolic waste
  • Cells involved in capturing prey for a poriferan
  • The main food source for poriferans

Skills Practiced

By using this assessment you will enhance your skills in the following:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as poriferan and metabolic waste
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding poriferans and how their digestive/excretory systems function
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sponge digestive system and excretion lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the sponge digestion and excretion to answer questions about the many parts and how each part aids in the overall function of the sponge

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this assessment's material, go through its accompanying lesson titled Porifera Digestive System & Excretion. The lesson covers the following material:

  • A basic definition of porifera
  • The role of mesenchyme in a poriferan's body structure
  • Steps of porifera digestion
  • Porifera water excretion and related cells
  • The flow of water through the body of a poriferan