Science Skills Warm Up 1

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Science Skills Warm Up 1

Welcome to the Electronic Learning Environment for Physical Science. This is a warm up based upon the vocabulary based on these topics: (1) What is physical science? , (2) Science Methods, and (3) Scientific Laws. I wish you well on this test! Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _____ is the application of physics to biology.
    • A. 

      Biochemistry

    • B. 

      Biophysics

    • C. 

      Biology

    • D. 

      Physiology

    • E. 

      Astrobiology

  • 2. 
    ______ is the study of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter. (Note: Please enter your answer according to English rules.)
  • 3. 
    _____  _____  is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting previous knowledge.
    • A. 

      Scientific Method

    • B. 

      Quantitative Data

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      System

    • E. 

      Dependent Variable

  • 4. 
    Observing involves collecting data and make measurements during an experiment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    _____  is something that has amount, magnitude, or size.  It is NOT the same as a measurement.
    • A. 

      Quantity

    • B. 

      Variable

    • C. 

      Theory

    • D. 

      Control

    • E. 

      Independent Variable

  • 6. 
    A(n) _____ is a set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted.
    • A. 

      Quantity

    • B. 

      Variable

    • C. 

      Theory

    • D. 

      Control

    • E. 

      Independent Variable

  • 7. 
    A(n) _____  is often an explanation of how phenomena occur and how data or events are related.
    • A. 

      Quantity

    • B. 

      Variable

    • C. 

      Theory

    • D. 

      Control

    • E. 

      Model

  • 8. 
    A(n) _____ involves collecting data and make measurements. (Note:  Please enter your answer using all lower case letters.)
  • 9. 
    Qualitative data deals with descriptions (non-numerical). Data can be observed but not measured.  Please select qualitative data from the list below.
    • A. 

      Colors

    • B. 

      Textures

    • C. 

      Smells

    • D. 

      45.6 meters

    • E. 

      Taste

    • F. 

      Shape

    • G. 

      20.6 Liter of diet soda

  • 10. 
    _____ Data is helpful in evaluation because it provides quantifiable and easy to understand results.  Such as the atomic radii measured in picometers.
  • 11. 
    _____ is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon.  It serves as a basis for making predictions and carry out further experiments.
  • 12. 
    The goal of any scientific method is to solve a problem or to better  understand an observed event.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A(n) _____ variable responses to the independent variable in the experiment or investigation.
    • A. 

      Dependent

    • B. 

      Independent

    • C. 

      Quantity

    • D. 

      Control

    • E. 

      Scientific

  • 14. 
    A(n)  _____  experiment is an experiment in which only one variable, the manipulated variable is deliberately changed at a time. (Note:  Please enter your answer in all lower case letters.)
  • 15. 
    A(n) _____  is a word to describe each factor that changed in the experiment (investigation). (NOTE:  Please use all lower case letters in your answer.)
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