The Total of All Chemical Reactions in an Organism


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What is metabolism?

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1. How do plants create food?

2. What is the net energy result in animal metabolism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz tests you on the chemical processes that take place within the body of a living organism. The quiz will ask you what we mean when we talk about metabolism, how plants make their own food, what kind of organisms use respiration, and other related information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer test questions on:

  • How best to define 'metabolism'
  • Which process plants use to make food
  • What the net energy result of animal metabolism is

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of respiration to identify the organisms that use it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what is happening in a depicted reaction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process used by plants to create energy

Additional Learning

If you're interested in finding out more, the lesson named The Total of All Chemical Reactions in an Organism can help you examine this topic in greater detail. When you complete the lesson, you should meet these objectives:

  • Explain what 'anabolism' and 'catabolism' mean
  • Tell how animals store fat, sugar and protein
  • Discuss how energy is obtained by animals