WONDER #2662: What Makes Something Alive?

Question 1 of 3

Which is NOT one of the properties of life?

  1. organization
  2. evolution
  3. growth
  4. movement

Question 2 of 3

Many people disagree about whether ___________ are living things.

  1. bacteria
  2. viruses
  3. plants
  4. rocks

Question 3 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Humans may one day find life elsewhere in the universe, but it might look quite different from life on Earth.
  2. Living things must have organization and metabolism.
  3. Many people, even experts, have different ideas about what makes something alive, but many point to the seven properties of life.
  4. Many things on Earth, including plants and animals, are alive.

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