Ectoderm Layer: Definition & Derivatives


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1. Which one of the following structures is not derived from the ectoderm?

2. Which germ layers do diploblastic animals have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will assess your knowledge of the ectoderm layer, and structures that are derived from it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools can be used to assess your knowledge of:

  • Germ layers
  • Diploblastic animals
  • The Gastrula
  • What the visible and touchable part of your skin is called

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the structures derived from the ectoderm layer
  • Making connections - user understanding of where the gastrula is found
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about germ layers from the related ectoderm lesson

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson called Ectoderm Layer: Definition & Derivatives to learn more about this topic. In this lesson, you'll have access to the information that will help you meet these objectives:

  • Identify stages in animal development
  • Learn the three germ layers in animals
  • Differentiate diploblastic and triploblastic
  • Examine the derivatives of the ectoderm
  • Determine components of the nervous system