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NJASK Science
Preparation Assignment
Name: Caroline Burns
Date: 4/1/11
Chapter 3: The Structure of Living Things
1. Read the packet, pgs. 1-18. This is an excellent overview of all the topics on this section of the
2. Complete the following banks of questions and record your answers below.
Pg. 7- Question Set 1
1. C. Synthesizing food from carbon dioxide and water.
2. D. Respiration
3. B. They come from other living things.
4. C. The cell is both the basic unit of structure and the unit of function in living things.
5. D. Respiration
6. C. Digest TransportRespiration
7. The diagram shows the life cycle of the flies. It shows it growing and developing into an adult.
8. The chloroplast and the cell wall because they are only found in a plant cell.
9. A. Animal Cell—B. Plant Cell I know this because the plant cell had a cell wall and a chloroplast;
Which only plants have and not animals. And diagram B. had large vacuole in its cells, which again a
plant has and the animal cells would only have small vacuole.
10. Reproduction, because an individual can’t die if it doesn’t reproduce. But if many of the animals in
the species are dieing they need to reproduce to keep their species alive. Not necessarily themselves.
Pg. 10 – Skills Activity 1
1. Maggots probably come from other living things, and just happen to eat meat or attract to meat odor.
2. That maggots are not alive because of spontaneous generation.
Pg. 13- Question Set 2
1. D. An Organ System
2. B. A Tissue
3. C. Nerve
NJASK Science
Preparation Assignment
Name: Caroline Burns
Date: 4/1/11
4. B. CellTissueOrganOrgan System
5. A. Skeletal
6. C. Muscular
7. The skeletal system because it supports and protects the body.
8. I go to the lungs, so I can get the oxygen out of the air. Then I travel to the heart. This is so the blood
can carry the oxygen around the body to which cells need it. Say it is my leg; my leg cells will get the
oxygen and will use it all up. Then the blood cells will come back around and take the waste, and will
bring it back to the lungs. This is where we will exhale and all the waste will come out of our body.
9. Cells, tissues, and organs in a multicellular organism have to work together because if they don’t the
organism won’t function properly. They all help each other perform their job correctly.
Pg. 17 – Question Set 3
1. C. Wolf and Dog
2. C. They all belong to the same Kingdom.
3. A. Phylum
4. D. The same family, but a different genus.
5. A chimpanzee because we share the most classifications.
6.Because it is a pneumonic device for Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus., and Species.
pg. 20 – Skills Activity 2