Biological Rhythm: Definition & Explanation


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A biological rhythm is best defined as:

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1. The most common biological rhythm is the circadian rhythm, or the:

2. Which of the following statements is true about cues that affect biological rhythms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The printable worksheet will increase your knowledge of biological rhythms, which are cyclical activities that are a basic characteristic of animal life. The interactive quiz will test your knowledge by asking about specific types of biological rhythms and various examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What the definition of biological rhythm is
  • An alternative term for the circadian rhythm
  • Specific examples of biological rhythm
  • The different types of biological rhythms

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on biological rhythms
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the daily activities and patterns of living animals in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific biological rhythms, such as the circadian rhythm

Additional Learning

To learn more about living patterns and behaviors, review the corresponding lesson on biological rhythms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines what biological rhythms are
  • Explores the circadian rhythm and the menstrual cycle
  • Delves into other examples of biological rhythms, such as hibernation
  • Studies instances of it with the patterns of specific animals