Diatoms: Definition, Characteristics & Types


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Diatoms are which type of life form?

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1. The diatom cell wall is known as which one of the following?

2. What is a major characteristic of diatoms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and interactive worksheet can help you quickly gauge your knowledge of diatoms and the characteristics they possess. Subjects such as the diatom cell wall and bilateral symmetry will be covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of:

  • Properties of diatoms
  • Characteristics of diatom
  • The diatom cell wall

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about diatoms
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related ecology lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve diatom practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about diatoms, review the lesson Diatoms: Definitions, Characteristics & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine parts of a diatom
  • Identify different diatoms
  • Explain the role of producers
  • Define frustule
  • Learn about the traits of radially symmetry
  • Compare and contrast bilateral and radially symmetry