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A well tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations is known as
a) hypothesis
b) inference
c) theory
d) controlled experiment

Which of the following variables present in Redi's experiment on spontaneous generation is NOT a controlled variable?
a) gauze covering that keeps the flies away from meat
b) types of jars used
c) types of meat used
d) temperature at which the jars were stored

In science, a hypothesis is only useful if
a) it is proven correct
b) it can be proven incorrect
c) it can be tested
d) the explanation is already known

Information gathered from observing a plant grow 3 cm over a two week period results in
a) references
b) variables
c) hypotheses
d) analysis

The work of scientists usually begins with
a) testing a hypothesis
b) careful observations
c) creating experiments
d) drawing conclusions

Which of the following is NOT a goal of science?
a) to investigate and understand the natural world
b) to explain events in the natural world
c) to use data to support a particular point of view
d) to use derived explanations to make useful predictions

Biology is the study of
a) the land, water, and air on Earth
b) the living world
c) animals and plants only
d) the environment

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of all living things?
a) growth and development
b) ability to move
c) response to the environment
d) ability to reproduce

Which of the following characterisitics of living things BEST explains why birds fly south for the winter?
a) living things respond to their environment
b) lving things maintain internal balance
c) living things are made up of units called cells
d) living things are based on a universal genetic code

The process by which living organisms keep their interal environments fairly constant is called?
a) evolution
b) homeostasis
c) metabolism
d) photosynthesis

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