Radial Symmetry in Biology: Definition & Examples


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Regarding radial symmetry, how do the lines of symmetry divide the organism?

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1. What part of plants can exhibit radial symmetry?

2. Which of the following animals displays radial symmetry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Radial symmetry occurs when an organism can be divided equally around a central point, and this worksheet/quiz is designed to test your knowledge of radial symmetry in biology. The quiz poses questions about plants and animals that possess radial symmetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on:

  • Animals that display radial symmetry
  • Parts of plants exhibiting radial symmetry
  • The location of the mouth of an animal with radial symmetry
  • Lines of radial symmetry that divide an organism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about radial symmetry in biological plants and animals from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about radial symmetry in the plant kingdom in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding radial symmetry in the animal kingdom and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding living organisms with radial symmetry

Additional Learning

Learn more about radial symmetry found in plants and animals by reviewing accompanying lesson called Radial Symmetry in Biology: Definition & Examples. The lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Define radial symmetry
  • Know how organisms in the plant kingdom can be divided by radial symmetry
  • Identify the two broad phyla in the animal kingdom that exhibit radial symmetry
  • Understand the specific type of radial symmetry found in sea stars