Six Elements Common to Biological Organisms


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What is the term for molecules that do NOT include carbon?

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1. What makes carbon such a versatile molecule for building biomolecules?

2. Which of the following best describes oxygen's importance in ALL life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

All living things have six elements in common. Check your knowledge of these elements with this quiz and worksheet. Quiz questions cover the characteristics of the elements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Knowledge of the following will be assessed:

  • Element found in ATP and ADP
  • Term for molecules that do not include carbon
  • Oxygen's importance in all life

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why carbon is a versatile molecule for building biomolecules
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on living elements
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a questions about the element that is not one of the six common to all living things

Additional Learning

Review the lesson, Six Elements Common to Biological Organisms, to learn about common elements in living organisms. Objectives covered include:

  • Review DNA molecules
  • Define inorganic molecules
  • Describe the molecules of the six common elements