Chapter 1: About Science

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Chapter 1: About Science

Science has given us breakthroughs about the universe we live in and solved a lot of problems affecting the environment, be it in medicine or other fields’ science is important. How much do you know about this community and some of their breakthroughs? All the best and see you in class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Science is a body of knowledge that
    • A. 

      Describes order in nature

    • B. 

      Is an ongoing activity of humans

    • C. 

      Condenses knowledge into testable laws

    • D. 

      All of the above choices are correct

    • E. 

      None of the above choices are correct

  • 2. 
    Eratosthenes learned about the position of the sun on June 22 by
    • A. 

      Consulting library information

    • B. 

      Setting up a stick at Syene

    • C. 

      Setting up a stick at Alexandria

    • D. 

      Setting up sticks at both Syene and Alexandria

    • E. 

      None of the above choices are correct

  • 3. 
    The easiest way for you to measure the distance between the Earth and the moon is to place in your line of sight to the moon a
    • A. 

      Magnifying glass

    • B. 

      Coin

    • C. 

      Telescope

    • D. 

      Meter stick

  • 4. 
    The safest way for you to view the sun is with
    • A. 

      A telescope

    • B. 

      Binoculars

    • C. 

      Pinhole images

    • D. 

      Colored sunglasses

  • 5. 
    The scientific method is most effective in
    • A. 

      Making hypotheses

    • B. 

      Gaining, organizing, and applying new knowledge

    • C. 

      Discovering new things

    • D. 

      Making theories

    • E. 

      Performing experiments

  • 6. 
    In science, an educated guess is a
    • A. 

      Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Theory

    • C. 

      Both of these

  • 7. 
    In science, facts
    • A. 

      Are absolute

    • B. 

      May change

    • C. 

      Mean very little

    • D. 

      Are more important than theories

  • 8. 
    The synthesis of a large collection of information that contains well-tested and verified hypotheses about certain aspects of the world is known as a scientific
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Law or principle

    • D. 

      Theory

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
    In science, a theory is
    • A. 

      An educated guess

    • B. 

      Less than a fact

    • C. 

      A synthesis of a large body of well-tested knowledge

    • D. 

      Unchangeable

  • 10. 
    When a scientist is dishonest and reports false information, he or she
    • A. 

      Like in so many other professions, will be excused by the scientific community.

    • B. 

      Gets no second chance in the scientific community