Metric System

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  • 1. 
    What is the unit of measure for mass?
    • A. 

      Pounds

    • B. 

      Liters

    • C. 

      Grams

    • D. 

      Meters


  • 2. 
    Convert the following measurement: 1000 cm = _______ m
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      .001


  • 3. 
    What is the most appropriate measurement of the amount of liquid in Starpoint's pool?
    • A. 

      ML

    • B. 

      KL

    • C. 

      CL

    • D. 

      Cg


  • 4. 
    Which would have more density, a piece of wood with a mass of 250 grams or a piece of the SAME TYPE of wood with a mass of 1500 grams?
    • A. 

      250 grams

    • B. 

      1500 grams

    • C. 

      Both are the same

    • D. 

      Cannot tell from the information


  • 5. 
    How many mL are there in 1 L?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      .001


  • 6. 
    Volume can be expressed in what unit of measure?
    • A. 

      Grams

    • B. 

      Meters

    • C. 

      Centimeters

    • D. 

      Centimeters cubed


  • 7. 
    A wall measures 3 meters long, 4 meter wide, and 2 meters high.  What is the area of the wall?
    • A. 

      24 meters squared

    • B. 

      12 meters squared

    • C. 

      9 meters squared

    • D. 

      Cannot tell from this information


  • 8. 
    What tool is used to find mass?
    • A. 

      Scale

    • B. 

      Meter Stick

    • C. 

      Graduated Cylinder

    • D. 

      Balance


  • 9. 
    To find the volume of an oddly shaped object, what scientific principle is used?
    • A. 

      Measuring length, times width, times height

    • B. 

      Finding the mass

    • C. 

      Using displacement

    • D. 

      Guessing


  • 10. 
    The metric system is based on what number?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      247


  • 11. 
    Why do ice cubes float in a glass of water?
    • A. 

      The ice weighs less than the water.

    • B. 

      The ice weighs the same as the water.

    • C. 

      The ice is less dense than the water.

    • D. 

      The water is less dense than the ice


  • 12. 
    What is NOT a unit of measure for distance?
    • A. 

      Dkm

    • B. 

      Cm

    • C. 

      Mg

    • D. 

      Mm


  • 13. 
    In order to calculate the density of an object, a scientist must find:
    • A. 

      Volume and area

    • B. 

      Volume and mass

    • C. 

      Mass and distance

    • D. 

      Mass and area


  • 14. 
    A dip in the water level inside of a graduated cylinder is called a:
    • A. 

      Air bubble

    • B. 

      Broken graduated cylinder

    • C. 

      Meniscus

    • D. 

      Volume


  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements are an observation?
    • A. 

      Mr. Scully's tests are hard because everyone fails.

    • B. 

      Starpoint Middle school says the pledge to the flag everyday.

    • C. 

      The Mona Lisa is the best painting ever created.

    • D. 

      The Buffalo Bills are the best football team in the NFL.


  • 16. 
    When first entering a science room, what should you do with the equipment that is found on your table?
    • A. 

      Whatever you want.

    • B. 

      Carefully move the materials in front of you for better work conditions.

    • C. 

      Do not touch it until you are told to do so.

    • D. 

      Read the directions and immediately get to work.


  • 17. 
    'Geese fly south for the winter because they do not like the cold.'  This statement is an example of:
    • A. 

      An observation

    • B. 

      An Inference

    • C. 

      A scientific Method

    • D. 

      A hypothesis.


  • 18. 
    You think that putting the new 'Radial X2000' tires on your Mustang will make it accelerate faster.  Your hypothesis for this experiment would look like which of the following statements?
    • A. 

      I think that putting Radial X2000 tires on my car will make it accelerate faster.

    • B. 

      If I put Radial X2000 tires on my car it has to go faster than it did.

    • C. 

      If I put Radial X2000 tires on my car, then it will go faster because they have better traction.

    • D. 

      If I put new tires on my car then it will go faster than it did before.


  • 19. 
    The last step in the Scientific Method says that you need to repeat the process over and over again.  Why would you do this?
    • A. 

      Because as a scientist, you like doing experiments.

    • B. 

      To test your results and conclude that you will get the same results everytime.

    • C. 

      You really don't have to do the experiment over again, but its a good idea.

    • D. 

      To test a new variable.


  • 20. 
    Identify the qualitative observation.
    • A. 

      The pizza tastes bad because it was left in the oven too long.

    • B. 

      The pizza is expensive.

    • C. 

      This pizza is the best in Niagara county.

    • D. 

      The pizza has cheese and pepperoni on top.


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