What Are Living Organisms Made Of? - Molecules & Functions


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What is the definition of a living organism?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a widely-used condition for something being a LIVING organism?

2. What is carbon-based life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

All living organisms are made up of molecules, but there are actually many different types of molecules that can go into making a living thing. This assessment will gauge your understanding of these different types of molecules and other related facts, such as carbon-based life and bodily systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Defining a living organism
  • Conditions of a living organism
  • The definition of carbon-based life
  • Bodily systems
  • Elements that comprise the body

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some of the major points from the lesson on molecules in the body and their relation to larger bodily systems
  • Defining key concepts - check to ensure that you can define some of the key terms from the lesson, such as living organism and carbon-based life
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to identify some of the systems and elements that make up the body of a living organism

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, go over the accompanying lesson called What are Living Organisms Made Of? - Molecules & Functions. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Living organisms
  • Carbon-based life
  • Different molecules in the body
  • Bodily systems