Physical Science Unit 1 Test - Scientific Investigation Quiz

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Physical Science Unit 1 Test - Scientific Investigation Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The process of making a conclusion from information provided is best described as a/an:
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Variable

    • C. 

      Inference

    • D. 

      Observation

  • 2. 
    10m is equal to
    • A. 

      100 cm

    • B. 

      1,000 cm

    • C. 

      11,000 mm

  • 3. 
    For a hypothesis to be valid, it must be
    • A. 

      Testable

    • B. 

      Support by evidence

    • C. 

      Made into a law

    • D. 

      Made into a theory

  • 4. 
    A quantitative observation will include
    • A. 

      Zoo animals

    • B. 

      Numbers

    • C. 

      Names

  • 5. 
    The statement "Sheila has a stain on her shirt" is an example of a
    • A. 

      Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Qualitative observation

    • C. 

      Prediction

    • D. 

      Quantitative observation

  • 6. 
    The use of the 5 senses to gather information is considered a/an
    • A. 

      Observation

    • B. 

      Inference

    • C. 

      Prediction

    • D. 

      Hypothesis

  • 7. 
    When communicating experiment results in science your lab report should include:
    • A. 

      Use tables and graphs if needed

    • B. 

      Write a conclusion that states if your hypothesis was right or wrong

    • C. 

      Make sure that it is free from bias

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Scientists usually state an ______________________ in an "If ........then............" format.
  • 9. 
    To describe the length of a grain of rice, you would use:
    • A. 

      Millimeters (mm)

    • B. 

      Decimeters (dm)

    • C. 

      Meters (m)

    • D. 

      Kilometers (km)

  • 10. 
    Write the number of the position from which you should view the graduated cylinder to obtain the most accurate measurement. 
  • 11. 
    What is the mass of the rock in this picture?
    • A. 

      350.50g

    • B. 

      354.46g

    • C. 

      534.46g

    • D. 

      354.46ml

  • 12. 
    The temperature on the thermometer shown below is:
    • A. 

      21.5 °C.

    • B. 

      22.5 °C.

    • C. 

      25 °C.

  • 13. 
    Physical Science is the study of two fields of science called Biology and Physics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Physical Science is the study of the relationship between matter and energy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What skills & methods are needed to understand scientific investigation?  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Basic Science Skills

    • B. 

      Scientific Method

    • C. 

      Science Boot Camp

  • 16. 
    What are some different ways to collect data & organize information in a useful way?  Check all that would apply.
    • A. 

      Charts

    • B. 

      Graphs

    • C. 

      Scientific Notation

    • D. 

      Ship it off to another lab

    • E. 

      Leave it in your backpack

  • 17. 
    What tool is used to measure the volume of an irregularly-shaped solid?
    • A. 

      Ruler

    • B. 

      Graduated cylinder

    • C. 

      Balance

    • D. 

      Thermometer

  • 18. 
    What does the pre-fix milli- mean?
    • A. 

      .1

    • B. 

      .001

    • C. 

      100

  • 19. 
    Which metric prefix means "thousand:?
    • A. 

      Milli

    • B. 

      Cento

    • C. 

      Deka

    • D. 

      Kilo

  • 20. 
    We use the phrase "King Henry Doesn't Usually Drink Chocolate Milk" to remember the six most common SI units for measurement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The formula to find density is: (hint:  I love you)
    • A. 

      Density = mass /volume

    • B. 

      Density = volume / mass

    • C. 

      Density = mass / vitamins

  • 22. 
    The formula for finding the volume of a box to ship Mrs. Stevens wine from California is:
    • A. 

      H x M x L

    • B. 

      L x V x M

    • C. 

      L x L x H

    • D. 

      L x W x H

  • 23. 
    A large marble is added to a graduated cylinder containing 80 mL of water, raising the level of the water to 90 mL.  What is the volume of the MARBLE in the graduated cylinder?
    • A. 

      10 cm3

    • B. 

      90 mL

    • C. 

      80 cm3

  • 24. 
    Which graph is best used to measure a LARGE rate of change over time?
    • A. 

      Bar Graph

    • B. 

      Circle Graph (pie chart)

    • C. 

      Venn Diagram

    • D. 

      Line Graph

  • 25. 
    Mass and weight are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Complete this phrase "Scientific Laws tell us _____________  happened."
    • A. 

      Where it

    • B. 

      What

    • C. 

      Why it

  • 27. 
    Check the three types of variables we have in experimental design:
    • A. 

      Dependent

    • B. 

      Independent

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      Smooth