Science District Assessment #1 (2016-2017)

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Science District Assessment #1 (2016-2017)

Practice answering these questions for your science District Assessment, which you will take on Thursday. Don't forget~ this assessment will count as a Science test grade!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a hypothesis?
    • A. 

      A collection of evidence

    • B. 

      A prediction of the correct answer to a question

    • C. 

      Telling others about the results of an experiment

    • D. 

      Trying to decide what the results of an experiment mean

  • 2. 
    A scientist points out that the trees on the north side of the forest are dying. He sees something unusual growing on the tree trunks. He wonders why the trees are dying. Which part of the scientific method has the scientist completed? 
    • A. 

      Drawing a conclusion

    • B. 

      Forming a hypothesis

    • C. 

      Conducting an experiment

    • D. 

      Observing and questioning

  • 3. 
    Sam is studying parts of a plant. Which tool would be MOST useful if Sam wants to see parts of a leaf?
    • A. 

      Hand lens

    • B. 

      Pan balance

    • C. 

      Thermometer

    • D. 

      Telescope

  • 4. 
    Scientists study the natural world. Evidence is an important part of their studies. What is evidence?
    • A. 

      An educated guess

    • B. 

      Data that support or reject a hypothesis

    • C. 

      Communicating results

    • D. 

      Statement about what will happen in an experiment

  • 5. 
    Jacob wants to find out which cat food his cat likes the best. What variable could he use in his investigation?
    • A. 

      Amount of food

    • B. 

      Type of cat food

    • C. 

      When he feeds his cat

    • D. 

      Where he feeds his cat

  • 6. 
    Karina and her classmates take water samples from the same nearby pond. Then they are to take measurements of the water temperature. How can the teacher ensure that each group’s results are similar?
    • A. 

      Tell students to measure using the same specific tool

    • B. 

      Allow students to choose from a selection of different measuring tools

    • C. 

      Instruct students to complete the experiment at the same time of day

    • D. 

      Give students containers made of the same material to collect the water samples

  • 7. 
    Scientists make observations, conduct experiments, and draw conclusions. Which statement is true of ALL scientists?
    • A. 

      Scientists study living things.

    • B. 

      Scientists study the natural world.

    • C. 

      Scientists study items found on Earth.

    • D. 

      Scientists study things found in outer space.

  • 8. 
    Emily grew one plant on the window sill. She grew another plant inside a black plastic bag. She made a poster about how the plants grew. What does Emily’s poster do?
    • A. 

      Predicts the data

    • B. 

      Classifies the data

    • C. 

      Hypothesizes the data

    • D. 

      Communicates the data

  • 9. 
    Michael places a beaker of water in sunlight and measures how the temperature changes. Which unit of measurement will Michael use to record his data?
    • A. 

      Grams

    • B. 

      Centimeters

    • C. 

      Degrees Celsius

    • D. 

      Cubic centimeters

  • 10. 
    A scientist plans to create a model of a coral reef. What must the scientist do when building the model?
    • A. 

      Include the most important parts

    • B. 

      Use a computer to build the model

    • C. 

      Build the model the same size as a reef

    • D. 

      Build the model so that it can be taken apart

  • 11. 
    Which is a measure of how hot or cold something is?
    • A. 

      Centimeters

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Mass

    • D. 

      Weather

  • 12. 
    Metersticks, screwdrivers, and calculators are all used to shape, build, and produce other things. How can these objects be grouped?
    • A. 

      As tools

    • B. 

      As designs

    • C. 

      As systems

    • D. 

      As processes

  • 13. 
    Some parts of a weather report cannot be measured with an instrument. Which weather condition do you NOT measure with an instrument?
    • A. 

      Wind direction

    • B. 

      Precipitation type

    • C. 

      Present temperature

    • D. 

      Precipitation amount