KS2 Science Quiz - Life Processes Vocabulary (Questions)

In this, the second of two KS2 Science quizzes on the seven life processes (movement, reproduction, sensitivity, nutrition, excretion, respiration and growth), we look at the meaning of each process, or the life processes vocabulary.

The life processes vocabulary is the words used to describe the processes shared by all living organisms. You have most likely been introduced to MRS. NERG. But can you remember what the initials stand for? Let me tell you: Movement, Reproduction, Sensitivity, Nutrition, Excretion, Respiration and Growth. But what do they all mean? Some are obvious, like growth (getting bigger) or nutrition (eating), but what about excretion or respiration?

Do you know the meanings of all seven life processes? See how much you know about the life processes necessary to all living organisms by trying this science vocabulary quiz.

1. Which life process is the ability to respond to a stimulus?
[ ] Movement
[ ] Sensitivity
[ ] Respiration
[ ] Reproduction
2. Which life process is the ability to change place or position?
[ ] Growth
[ ] Reproduction
[ ] Movement
[ ] Respiration
3. What is the process by which organisms become bigger and stronger?
[ ] Exercise
[ ] Nutrition
[ ] Movement
[ ] Growth
4. Which life process is the ability of living organisms to produce more of the same species?
[ ] Growth
[ ] Respiration
[ ] Reproduction
[ ] Creation
5. What is the life process by which living organisms obtain food?
[ ] Nutrition
[ ] Hunting
[ ] Respiration
[ ] Growth
6. What is the life process by which food is transformed into the energy living things need?
[ ] Reproduction
[ ] Respiration
[ ] Digestion
[ ] Absorption
7. What is the life process by which an organism rids itself of waste products?
[ ] Respiration
[ ] Feeding
[ ] Circulation
[ ] Excretion
8. Which life process uses other sources to replace the energy needed to maintain life?
[ ] Reproduction
[ ] Nutrition
[ ] Growth
[ ] Sensitivity
9. What is the process of cell division (fission) or cloning to create new individuals in a species?
[ ] Sensitivity
[ ] Respiration
[ ] Reproduction
[ ] Growth
10. Which life process stops at death?
[ ] Respiration
[ ] Growth
[ ] Nutrition
[ ] All of the above

 

KS2 Science Quiz - Life Processes Vocabulary (Answers)
1. Which life process is the ability to respond to a stimulus?
[ ] Movement
[x] Sensitivity
[ ] Respiration
[ ] Reproduction
Stimuli (plural of stimulus) include light, heat, sound, touch, taste and smell - all living organisms are sensitive or responsive to stimuli
2. Which life process is the ability to change place or position?
[ ] Growth
[ ] Reproduction
[x] Movement
[ ] Respiration
Animals use their bodies to move, while plants move by growing or turning towards the Sun
3. What is the process by which organisms become bigger and stronger?
[ ] Exercise
[ ] Nutrition
[ ] Movement
[x] Growth
All living organisms grow
4. Which life process is the ability of living organisms to produce more of the same species?
[ ] Growth
[ ] Respiration
[x] Reproduction
[ ] Creation
Organisms produce offspring to keep the species going after their death
5. What is the life process by which living organisms obtain food?
[x] Nutrition
[ ] Hunting
[ ] Respiration
[ ] Growth
Plants create their own food from the Sun's energy in a process called photosynthesis. Animal nutrition includes feeding and digestion
6. What is the life process by which food is transformed into the energy living things need?
[ ] Reproduction
[x] Respiration
[ ] Digestion
[ ] Absorption
Food molecules are broken down to release energy in a process called respiration. Because our bodies require oxygen for this process, human respiration also includes breathing oxygen in and carbon dioxide out
7. What is the life process by which an organism rids itself of waste products?
[ ] Respiration
[ ] Feeding
[ ] Circulation
[x] Excretion
All living things must get rid of the useless or toxic byproducts of chemical processes - this is called excretion
8. Which life process uses other sources to replace the energy needed to maintain life?
[ ] Reproduction
[x] Nutrition
[ ] Growth
[ ] Sensitivity
This is another way of saying that living organisms require food, which can only be found from outside themselves (even in the case of plants, which need the Sun in order to make food)
9. What is the process of cell division (fission) or cloning to create new individuals in a species?
[ ] Sensitivity
[ ] Respiration
[x] Reproduction
[ ] Growth
This definition refers specifically to the method of reproduction seen in some plants and single-cell organisms
10. Which life process stops at death?
[ ] Respiration
[ ] Growth
[ ] Nutrition
[x] All of the above
Death is when all life processes stop - all living organisms die eventually