Platyhelminthes: Body Cavity & Movement


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What is a main difference between earthworms and platyhelminthes?

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1. Which of the below is NOT true of the phylum platyhelminthes?

2. Which is TRUE of platyhelminthes' movement strategies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Platyhelminthes, also known as flatworms, have unique body forms and unique modes of movement. Test your knowledge of their characteristics and motion with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will test you on:

  • Differences between earthworms and Platyhelminthes
  • Movement strategies of Platyhelminthes
  • Muscles involved in Platyhelminthes worms' motility

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of the phylum Platyhelminthes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question requiring the identification of examples of Platyhelminthes
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the body movements of flatworms

Additional Learning

Increase your knowledge of how flatworms move by reviewing the lesson, Platyhelminthes: Body Cavity & Movement. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Know the Greek origin of the term Platyhelminthes
  • Review the anatomy of Platyhelminthes
  • Understand the forms of acoelomate movement