Cells
Grouping
Classifying Plants
Classifying Animals
Adapting

100

What is the smallest unit of a living thing? A. cell B. virus C. tissue D. organ
A. cell

100

Which kingdom lives on land and absorbs its food from other living or nonliving things? A. fungi B. plants C. protists D. animals
A. fungi

100

Which best describes liverworts? A. conifer B. vascular C. vertebrate D. nonvascular
D. nonvascular

100

Why would a scientist classify an animal a vertebrate? A. It has a mouth. B. It can breathe air. C. It has a backbone. D. It can live on the land.
C. It has a backbone.

100

Which of these is an inherited trait of an animal? A. having brown fur B. hibernating in the winter C. knowing when to migrate D. staying away from predators
A. having brown fur

200

How are plant and animal cells similiar? A. Both have a cell wall. B. Both form blood vessels. C. Both contain chloroplasts. D. Both have a cell membrane.
D. Both have a cell membrane.

200

What is the second part of an organism's scientific name? A. genus B. species C. common D. kingdom
B. species

200

Which is true about how pine trees reproduce? A. They make spores inside of pine cones. B. They make seeds but do not have flowers. C. They make spores like ferns and mosses. D. They make flowers with seeds like fruit trees.
B. They makes seeds but do not have flowers.

200

Which is an example of an arthropod? A. clam B. squid C. spider D. octopus
C. spider

200

Which describes migration? A. behavior animals are born knowing B. behavior animals learn from experience C. behavior animals learn from their parents D. behavior animals learn from other young animals
A. behavior animals are born knowing

300

What is the job of the nucleus? A. controls the cell's activities B. traps the Sun's energy for the cell C. separates the cell from its environment D. controls what goes in and out of the cell
A. controls the cell's activities

300

Kelly is observing a one-celled organism through a microscope. Kelly notices that the cell has a nucleus. Explain how Kelly can tell what kingdom the organism belongs to and what else Kelly can tell about the organism by knowing its kingdom.
Kelly knows that two of the ways scientists tell what kingdom an organism belongs to are whether it is one-celled and whether is has a nucleus. Because this organism is one-celled and has a nucleus, it belongs in the protist kingdom. Because this organism is a protist, Kelly knows that it has other cell parts, but no tissue systems. Kelly also knows that this organism lives in either water or a moist environment, and that it either makes its own food or must get it. Kelly knows this organism may be algae, ameba, or a paramecia.

300

Compare and contrast the lifecycle of a Burmese python and a garden snail.
Both mate and lay eggs. The snail leaves, but the python stays until the eggs hatch. When the eggs hatch, the young of both species are on their own. The python lives much longer than the snail.

300

Which is behavior a bear must learn from its parents? A. how to migrate B. how to catch fish C. how to hibernate in the winter D. how to grow longer fur in the winter
B. how to catch fish

400

Which statement is true of cells? A. Another name for cells is organ system. B. Each cell in a plant or animal works by itself. C. Cells that look similiar can have different jobs. D. Plant and animal cells have all the same parts.
C. Cells that look similiar can have different jobs.

400

A marking on a butterfly scares away predators. What is this an example of? A. instinct B. migration C. adaptation D. hibernation
C. adaptation

500

Why would you use a microscope? A. to treat an illness B. to study the small details of a cell C. to count the bones in an animals body D. to understand how an organ system works
B. to study the small details of a cell

500

Explain how and why a Canada goose migrates.
Canada geese migrate because they have an instinct to migrate and because migration helps them survive. In the winter, geese migrate to a warmer place where there is more food, and they return north in the spring.