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A measurement is best defined as
a) direct comparison with a known standard
b) an interpretation based on theory
c) an inference made using the human senses
d) a group of inferred properties

To make observations, an observer must use
a) the senses
b) experiments
c) proportions
d) mathematical calculations

A prediction of the future location of a hurricane is
a) an inference
b) a classification
c) an observation
d) a measurement

Which is the best example of classifying observed data?
a) grouping stars based on brightness
b) graphing temperature versus time for a particular date
c) photographing the cloud cover for a particular throughout one week
d) measuring the angle to the star Polaris from two different locations

Which statement made by a student after examining a rock is an inference?
a) The rock is of igneous origin
b) The rock has rounded edges
c) The rock is light colored
d) The rock contains large crystals

The amount of matter in an object is its
a) mass
b) volume
c) density
d) temperature

A graduated cylinder is often used to find
a) volume
b) mass
c) length
d) density

A barometer is used to measure
a) pressure
b) temperature
c) distance
d) time

The correct units used to report mass are
a) grams
b) milliliters
c) meters
d) pounds

Earth Science is
a) Absolutely, completely, totally, awesome
b) awesome
c) totally, awesome
d) completely, totally, awesome

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