Can You Pass This 6th Grade Science Quiz?

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6th Grade Science Quizzes & Trivia

Earth science helps us understand what the earth consists of and its atmosphere. In science classes we usually try and come up with hypothesis and get conclusions about them, this is what being a scientist entails. How well do you understand science processes? Take up the quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you explain or interpret something based on your experience, you are making a(n)?
    • A. 

      Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Prediction

    • C. 

      Inference

    • D. 

      Scientific law

  • 2. 
    Scientific inquiry often begins with?
    • A. 

      Drawing conclusions

    • B. 

      Posing questions

    • C. 

      Making models

    • D. 

      Communicating results

  • 3. 
    Over time, mountains and landmasses form on earth's surface because of
    • A. 

      Constructive forces

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      Destructive forces

    • D. 

      Energy from the sun

  • 4. 
    The type of Earth Scientist who studies the universe beyond Earth is a
    • A. 

      Engineer

    • B. 

      Astronomer

    • C. 

      Geologist

    • D. 

      Meteorologist

  • 5. 
    In an experiment, the variable that the scientist changes is called the responding variable
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    In science, a hypothesis must be testable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A variable is a group of parts that work together as a whole. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The hydrosphere is the part of the Earth made up of Earth's solid, rocky outer layer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In science, a hypothesis can be accepted as true after one test
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    An experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time is
    • A. 

      Science

    • B. 

      Experiment

    • C. 

      Controlled experiment

    • D. 

      Variable

  • 11. 
    The variable that changes because of the manipulated variable is called the
    • A. 

      Variable

    • B. 

      Scientiffic inquiry

    • C. 

      Responding variable

    • D. 

      Scientific theory

  • 12. 
    A way of learning about the natural world is
    • A. 

      Observing

    • B. 

      Science

    • C. 

      Variable

    • D. 

      Data

  • 13. 
    Using one or more of your senses to gather information is
    • A. 

      Observing

    • B. 

      Inferring

    • C. 

      Predicting

    • D. 

      Hypothesis

  • 14. 
    When you explain or interpret the things you observe you are
    • A. 

      Predicting

    • B. 

      Inferring

    • C. 

      Predicting

    • D. 

      Observing

  • 15. 
    _____________ means making a forecast of what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence.
    • A. 

      Observing

    • B. 

      Inferring

    • C. 

      Predicting

    • D. 

      Scientific law

  • 16. 
    _________________ refers to the many ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence they gather.
    • A. 

      Controlled experiment

    • B. 

      Variable

    • C. 

      Scientific inquiry

    • D. 

      Responding variable

  • 17. 
    A _________________ is a possible explanation for a set of observations or to a scientific question.
    • A. 

      Variable

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Manipulated variable

    • D. 

      Responding variable

  • 18. 
    A _________ is a test of a hypothesis under conditions established by the scientist.
    • A. 

      Variable

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Responding variable

    • D. 

      Controlled experiment

  • 19. 
    A _________ is one of the factores that can change in an experiment
    • A. 

      Controlled experiment

    • B. 

      Inferring

    • C. 

      Variable

    • D. 

      Responding veriable

  • 20. 
    In an experiment the variable that a scientist changes is calle the
    • A. 

      Responding variable

    • B. 

      Manipulated variable

    • C. 

      Controlled experiment

    • D. 

      Variable

  • 21. 
    The variable that changes because of a manipulated varible is the
    • A. 

      Controlled experiment

    • B. 

      Variable

    • C. 

      Manipulated variable

    • D. 

      Responding variable

  • 22. 
    ________ are the facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
    • A. 

      Variable

    • B. 

      Data

    • C. 

      Science

    • D. 

      Experiment

  • 23. 
    A _________- is a well-tested scientific concept that explains a wide range of observations.
    • A. 

      Theory

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Scientific theory

    • D. 

      Scientific law

  • 24. 
    A __________ escribes an observed pattern in nature, but does not provide an explanation for it. it describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
    • A. 

      Scinetific theory

    • B. 

      Science

    • C. 

      Controlled experiment

    • D. 

      Scientific law

  • 25. 
    The term for knowledge about Earth and its place in the universe is
    • A. 

      System

    • B. 

      Constructive forces

    • C. 

      Earth science

    • D. 

      Controlled experiment

  • 26. 
    _____________ shape Earth's surface by building up mountains and landmasses
    • A. 

      Constructive forces

    • B. 

      Destructive forces

    • C. 

      System

    • D. 

      Energy

  • 27. 
    A __________ is a group of parts that work together as a whole
    • A. 

      Earth science

    • B. 

      System

    • C. 

      Energy

    • D. 

      Destructive forces

  • 28. 
    ____________ is the ability to do work or cause change
    • A. 

      Energy

    • B. 

      System

    • C. 

      Constructive forces

    • D. 

      Destructive forces

  • 29. 
    ____________ slowly wear away mountains and every other feature on Earth's surface
    • A. 

      Constructive forces

    • B. 

      Destructive forces

    • C. 

      Energy

    • D. 

      System

  • 30. 
    Someone who studies the forces that have shaped the earth throughout its long history are
    • A. 

      Oceanographers

    • B. 

      Meteorologists

    • C. 

      Astronomers

    • D. 

      Geologists

  • 31. 
    ________ study everything from the chemistry of the ocean water to the shape of the ocean floor to living things in the ocean's depths
    • A. 

      Geologists

    • B. 

      Oceanographers

    • C. 

      Meteorologists

    • D. 

      Astronomers

  • 32. 
    _________ are scientist who gather information about conditions in the atmosphere from around the world
    • A. 

      Geologists

    • B. 

      Oceanographers

    • C. 

      Meterologists

    • D. 

      Astronomers

  • 33. 
    ___________ study the universe beyond Earth. some focus on the solar system, others observe stars and galaxies in an effort to understand the universe and tis history
    • A. 

      Meteorologists

    • B. 

      Astronomers

    • C. 

      Geoligsts

    • D. 

      Oceanographers

  • 34. 
    _________________ work together to determine the effects of human activites on Earth's land, air, water, and living things
    • A. 

      Astronomers

    • B. 

      Oceanographers

    • C. 

      Environmental scientists

    • D. 

      Geologists

  • 35. 
    _________ is how people change the world around them to meet their needs or to solve practical problems
    • A. 

      Technology

    • B. 

      Engineer

    • C. 

      Earth science

    • D. 

      Energy

  • 36. 
    The goal of technology is not to improve the way people live
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    An __________ is a person who is trained to use both technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
    • A. 

      Engineer

    • B. 

      Scintist

    • C. 

      Geologist

    • D. 

      Oceanographer

  • 38. 
    Good preparation helps you stay safe when doing science activites in the laboratory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    You will pass this test
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False