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Practice - Living Things - 01

Hey budding scientists! Are you ready to take a fun and exciting journey exploring the world of living organisms? This Science Quiz is designed to test your understanding of living things and their characteristics. Don't worry if there are topics you're unsure about – every question comes with a helpful comment explaining the answer. On your mark, get set, start quizzing! Good luck!
1.
What is not a characteristic of a living organism?
Respiration
Movement
Sensitivity
Visible colours
The characteristics of a living organism include respiration, movement, sensitivity, reproduction, excretion, growth and nutrition. Colour is not a characteristic of life, although it could relate to the habitat, species or genetics.
2.
What is metamorphosis?
A type of rock formation
The process of plants making their own food
A change in an animal's form as it grows
Conversion of food
Metamorphosis is the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages. A classic example is a caterpillar changing into a butterfly.
3.
Which of these is not a mammal?
Lion
Eagle
Dolphin
Hedgehog
An eagle is a bird, not a mammal. Mammals are characterised by having fur or hair and feeding their young with milk, amongst other things.
4.
What is the process by which plants make food?
Digestion
Photosynthesis
Evaporation
Germination
Plants prepare their own food through a process called photosynthesis, where they use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to produce food.
5.
Which of these animals is not a reptile?
Crocodile
Snake
Lizard
Hawk
A hawk is a bird, not a reptile. Reptiles typically have dry scaly skin and lay soft-shelled eggs on land.
6.
What do we call animals that eat plants?
Carnivores
Herbivores
Omnivores
Insectivores
Herbivores are animals that eat only plants. Examples of herbivores include cows, horses, and rabbits.
7.
Which of the following is not a plant?
Rose
Fern
Mushroom
Oak
Mushrooms are not plants, they belong to a group of living organisms called fungi.
8.
Which of these plants is not a flower?
Rose
Daisy
Fern
Poppy
A fern is a type of vascular plant that doesn't produce flowers or seeds. Instead, it reproduces by forming spores.
9.
Which animals undergo metamorphosis?
Frogs
Butterflies
Moths
All of the above
All of the options listed undergo metamorphosis. For instance, frogs metamorphose from tadpoles, butterflies and moths from caterpillars.
10.
What do we call a baby rabbit?
Cub
Kitten
Pup
Foal
A baby rabbit is called a kitten, or 'kit' for short. Not to be confused with baby cats, which are also called kittens!
Author:  Graeme Haw

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