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Question Set: Phylum Mollusca

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

  1. What are the four most common and diverse classes of molluscs? Provide examples of each.
  2. Explain how gastropods move.
  3. What is the purpose of a radula?
  4. What are the distinguishing features of cephalopods? What features of cephalopods show their realtion to other molluscs?
  5. What is the purpose of chromatophores?
  6. How does an octopus differ from a squid? Explain.
  7. Describe jet propulsion and control in squid.
  8. What features of molluscs appear in other phyla? Explain.

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