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Science is concerned with understanding how nature and the physical world work.
a) True b) False c) d)
Science can prove anything, solve any problem, or answer any question.
a) True b) False c) d)
In science, an educated guess is:
a) A conclusion b) A question c) A hypothesis d) An observation
Which of the following is NOT a rule when writing a hypothesis?
a) It is an if/then statement b) It is testable c) It is a prediction d) It should restate the question
A scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact is a/an:
a) Law b) Experiment c) Theory d) Hypothesis
A series of steps followed to solve problems is:
a) Experimental guidelines b) Investigations c) Standard procedures d) The scientific method
If you were measuring the mass of a tomato, you would use which unit of measurement:
a) Kilograms b) Liters c) Grams d) Meters
A scientist hypothesizes the temperature at which an alligator's egg is incubated will determine whether the alligator will be male or female. The independent variable is:
a) The incubator b) The temperature c) The male alligators d) The gender of the alligators
What is the most important thing to do before starting a lab?
a) Put on goggles b) Put on your lab apron c) Pick up your materials from the lab cart d) Read the entire lab so you know what to do
Broken glassware like a broken or cracked test tube should be:
a) Put in a special marked container b) Any trash can c) Special metal container for HAZ.MAT company to dispose of d) Stuffed in a lab cabinet
What is the purpose of a graph?
a) To show data graphically b) To represent the relationship between two variables c) To show trends and patterns d) All of the other answers are correct
The best graph to use to show the growth of 3 different plants over a period of 6 weeks would be:
a) A data table b) A bar graph c) A pie graph d) A line graph
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