8 Characteristics of Life in Biology


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Which characteristic best explains people having a stable internal body temperature?

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1. What is the most basic unit of life?

2. Chemical reactions that occur within the body are best categorized by which characteristic of life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 8 characteristics of life are characteristics that must all exist within an organism for it to be considered living. Your knowledge of these characteristics will be tested by this combination quiz and worksheet. You will need to know about related chemical reactions and other facts covered in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Specific characteristics of life
  • Chemical reactions related to the characteristics of life
  • Descriptions of the characteristics of life

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced by students include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding descriptions of the characteristics of life
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the most basic unit of life

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled 8 Characteristics of Life in Biology. Objectives covered include:

  • Know the 8 characteristics of life
  • Review the descriptions of the characteristics of life
  • View examples of the life cycle