The Foundational Elements of Life


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About how much of your body weight is made up of macrominerals?

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1. What are trace elements?

2. Why is oxygen important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the molecular level at which life occurs. Some vocabulary terms you'll be assessed on include trace elements, macrominerals and oxygen.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of trace elements
  • The importance of carbon and oxygen
  • Percentage of your body made of macrominerals
  • Number of years it takes to replace all the molecules in your body

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as macrominerals and trace elements
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as carbon and oxygen
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding trace elements
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what role oxygen plays in the production of ATP

Additional Learning

To learn more about how elements support life, review the accompanying lesson called The Foundational Elements of Life. This lesson encompasses the following learning goals:

  • Define cellular respiration
  • Explain the role of nitrogen in DNA
  • Explain what hydrogen does
  • Identify some macrominerals required to sustain life
  • Explain what carbon does