WONDER #1215: Why Do Things Have To Die?

Question 1 of 3

The life cycle of a fruit fly can be as rapid as what time period?

  1. one second
  2. one minute
  3. one day
  4. one week

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is an example of an organism that is known to live for thousands of years?

  1. bristlecone pine tree
  2. badger
  3. cockroach
  4. human being

Question 3 of 3

Many scientists hope to help us live longer lives by researching ways to slow down or reverse what natural process?

  1. gravity
  2. photosynthesis
  3. aging
  4. digestion

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