What is Biogenesis? - Definition & Theory


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What is the theory of biogenesis?

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1. How long was spontaneous generation the main belief regarding the appearance of microbes?

2. How did Pasteur's S-shaped flask support biogenesis?

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The quiz/worksheet combo lets you test your knowledge of biogenesis. The theory of biogenesis and how Pasteur's S-shaped flask supports biogenesis are covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these tools is to check your comprehension of:

  • Person who developed the original hypothesis of biogenesis
  • How Pasteur ensured that the broth in his experiments was free of microorganisms
  • The theory of biogenesis
  • How long spontaneous generation was the main belief regarding the appearance of microbes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what the theory of biogenesis states
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on biogenesis, like who developed the first hypothesis for it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how Pasteur made sure his broth was free of microorganisms and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep learning by examining the lesson, What is Biogenesis? - Definition & Theory. Some objectives you can complete include:

  • Determine what microorganisms are
  • Name who discovered microorganisms
  • Go over the steps of Pasteur's experiment and examine its purpose