What is Kinesis?


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1. A basic change in an organism's activity due to an outside stimulus is referred to as a ______.

2. These insects respond to a kinesis where they prefer moist environments and will slow down to stay in that environment.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your ability to understand the characteristics of kinesis. The quiz will cover information on the effect that kinesis has on various organisms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on:

  • How cockroaches move when a light is on
  • A change in an organism's activity as a result of an external stimulus
  • What kinesis makes an organism do
  • Insects that prefer wet environment
  • The definition of a stimulus

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on kinesis
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding change caused by an outer stimulus
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about how kinesis affects different organisms

Additional Learning

To recall concepts related to kinesis, read through the brief lesson titled What is Kinesis? The lesson will guide you to:

  • Identify what kinesis is and how it motivates behavior
  • Understand the significance of a stimulus to kinesis
  • Know different examples of organisms carrying out kinesis