Self-Test The Science of Biology Click the button next to the response that best answers the question. 1. If you spill acid on your skin, the ﬁrst thing you should do is notify your teacher. determine which acid spilled. rinse it off immediately. replace the stopper in the acid bottle. 2. In terms of the scientiﬁc method, the purpose of an experiment is to form a hypothesis. collect data. form a conclusion. test a hypothesis. 3. If you see the symbol of a pair of gloves in a laboratory experiment, you must wear disposable plastic gloves. wear heat-resistant gloves. use only freshly washed glassware. wear your safety goggles. 4. To measure small volumes of liquids, scientists use units called milliliters. liters. centimeters. cubic liters. 5. The ﬁrst step in the scientiﬁc method is testing a hypothesis. forming a hypothesis. making observations. analyzing data. 6. All forms of life on Earth are capable of movement. absorb and use materials. absorb and use sunlight. consist of many cells. 7. A controlled experiment allows the researcher to isolate and test a conclusion. a mass of information. a group of variables. a single variable. 8. Each of the following is an important ﬁre safety rule in the laboratory EXCEPT never heat anything in a closed container. never reach across a ﬂame. never use clamps or tongs to handle hot objects. never heat chemicals unless instructed to do so. 9. The goal of science is to learn the causes of events in nature. learn the causes of global misunderstandings. understand and explain philosophy. explain how societies develop. 10. In the metric system, your height is best measured in meters. centimeters. kilometers. millimeters.