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Types of Symmetry in Animals

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The jellyfish has a body that radiates outward from a central point. It has a mouth to take in food. Which type of body symmetry does the jellyfish display?

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1. An animal with bilateral symmetry can be divided into two identical halves across an imaginary dividing line. Which animal displays this type of symmetry?

2. Which type of symmetry can be found in complex animals that have well-formed heads?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The body structure of animals displays several types of symmetry, or equal growth from a central axis, and scientists use these symmetrical characteristics to classify animals and study their relationships and evolutionary development. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you review different types of symmetry in animals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The type of symmetry displayed by jellyfish
  • Examples of bilateral symmetry in animals
  • Symmetry in animals with well-formed heads
  • Knowledge gained from the study of animal symmetry
  • Symmetry in organisms with no top, bottom, or mouth

Skills Practiced

  • Informational recall - access your knowledge of symmetry in animals
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main ideas such as radial symmetry, bilateral symmetry, and spherical symmetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of animal symmetry and where they are found

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Types of Symmetry in Animals. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the different types of symmetry in animal body structure
  • Cite examples of animals that display different types of symmetry
  • Explain the importance of studying symmetry in animal body structure
  • Understand the types of organisms that display spherical symmetry
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