The Basic Nature of Life


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Life involves:

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1. The way in which life adjusts over time to external (environmental) changes is called:

2. DNA stands for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Being aware of the key elements of life is essential for understanding our own life on planet Earth. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the nature of life. To pass the quiz, you will need to recognize what life involves, and know terms and phrases related to the process of life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What life involves
  • The acronym DNA and RNA
  • How life adapts to external changes over time
  • Which chemical element life on Earth is based on

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main abbreviations, such as DNA and RNA
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the process of life from the related science lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding natural environmental adjustments and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about what life is? Then check out the corresponding lesson, The Basic Nature of Life. This lesson will help you:

  • Define life
  • Comprehend that life is a process
  • Understand how DNA and RNA are responsible for keeping a body alive and growing
  • Identify various types of mutations
  • Know the process of natural selection