What is Starch? - Definition, Function & Chemical Formula


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Starch is a _____.

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1. Which of the following is the basic chemical formula of starch?

2. Which of the following is FALSE about the function of starch?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a lot more to starch than you might think. Using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet, you can learn about how a starch is classified, how it's used, and what is its composition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you knowledge of the following:

  • How animals break down starch
  • Starch's basic chemical formula
  • How starch is classified
  • Method by which scientists detect or identify starch
  • Some functions of starch
  • Two forms of starch
  • A basic truth about one of the forms of starch

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz offer you a chance to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most salient information from the related lesson on the nature of starch
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the importance of starch in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how starch is used by plants and animals

Additional Learning

To learn more about the nature of starch and its make up, read through the accompanying lesson entitled What is Starch? - Definition, Function & Chemical Formula. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Define specifically what starch is composed of and in turn, what that specific thing is made up of
  • Differentiate between the two forms of starch
  • Name some foods that we consume as a source of starch