The Circadian Rhythm


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Animals that are awake during the day are

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1. Which best describes a circadian rhythm?

2. Which of the following is true about biological clocks?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and summary worksheet assess your understanding of the circadian rhythm. To do well on the quiz, you'll need to know facts about the biological clock and jet lag.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Animals that do not sleep during the day
  • The definition of circadian rhythm
  • Biological clocks
  • Jet lag

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as circadian rhythm
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding jet lag
  • Making connections - use your understanding of biological clocks to identify what is known about their location

Additional Learning

To learn additional information about the circadian rhythm, review the accompanying lesson entitled The Circadian Rhythm. This lesson features the following objectives:

  • Learn about the types of biological processes that operate on a schedule
  • Explain the types of rhythms that affect plants and animals
  • Understand how biological clocks differ from other metabolic processes