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What is
Science?
Scientific
Representing Science &
Scientific
Data
Knowledge Investigations
Society
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Question 1 - 10
• Which statement best describes science?
• A. a collection of knowledge about Earth
• B. a list of facts that all scientists agree are
true
• C. a study of natural events and conditions
• D. a complete explanation of everything that
happens in the universe
Answer 1 – 10
• C. a study of natural events and conditions
Question 1 - 20
• Chung is a scientist who invented a new material that absorbs
water in a cup so that the water does not drip when the cup is
turned upside down. She thought that the material might be
good for cleaning up spills at home. Which of the following
will help Chung the most in her investigation to see if the
material will be good for this task?
• A. Test the material with different amounts of water.
• B. Give samples of the material to other scientists.
• C. Find the most efficient way to make a lot of the material.
• D. Use the latest scientific equipment for all experimenting.
Answer 1 – 20
• A. Test the material with different amounts of
water.
Question 1 - 30
• Which of the following is always considered
part of a scientific investigation?
• A. a science laboratory
• B. graphs or charts of data
• C. a written report that shows the data
• D. observations about the natural world
Answer 1 – 30
• D. observations about the natural world
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Question 1 - 40
• During a sunny afternoon, the sun suddenly seems much less
bright than usual. The daylight seems much less intense, as if
there is a dense cloud cover, but there are no clouds in the
sky. After about a half hour, everything seems normal again.
Which of the following is a possible scientific explanation for
the temporary decrease in light?
• A. The moon was passing between the sun and Earth.
• B. An airplane was flying overhead and blocked the light
from the sun.
• C. There are variations in the amount of light produced by
the sun.
• D. A sudden change in temperature increased the density of
the atmosphere.
Answer 1 – 40
• A. The moon was passing between the sun
and Earth.
Question 1 - 50
• A scientist found that a petri dish from an experiment done several
days ago had not been cleaned. In the dish, she discovered a bacterial
culture that she had not seen during the experiment. She wants to
find out whether the bacteria developed from the material left from
the earlier experiment. Which of the following is a way for her to
begin testing?
• A. Take a sample of the bacteria and show it to her friend outside
the lab.
• B. Gather dirty petri dishes from other labs to see if they grow the
same bacteria.
• C. Check all the clean petri dishes for residue from the previous
experiment.
• D. Try the original experiment again, do not clean some of the petri
dishes, and see if the same type of bacteria grow.
Answer 1 – 50
• D. Try the original experiment again, do not
clean some of the petri dishes, and see if the
same type of bacteria grow.
Question 2 - 10
• Medical students use a three-dimensional
reproduction of a human skeleton to learn
about bones. Which item describes this
learning tool?
• A. an x-ray model
• B. a physical model
• C. a computer model
• D. a mathematical model
Answer 2 – 10
• B. a physical model
Question 2 - 20
• One of Newton’s laws of motion states that, in the
absence of other intervening forces, objects in motion
tend to stay in motion. What is a reason that this law
may not always prove true for objects on Earth?
• A. The law is a mislabeled theory.
• B. Laws cannot be used to make predictions.
• C. The law is not supported by scientific observations
or evidence.
• D. The conditions on Earth are different than the
conditions specified in the law.
Answer 2 – 20
• D. The conditions on Earth are different than
the conditions specified in the law.
Question 2 - 30
• Bo learns about the law of inertia. It states that objects at rest
tend to stay at rest, and objects in motion tend to stay in motion.
The state of motion changes only when another force acts on an
object. Bo wants to use this law to predict how a soccer ball will
roll on the grass after he kicks it. Which statement best describes
the motion of the ball?
• A. The ball will keep rolling until the forces between the ball
and the grass makes it stop.
• B. The ball will not move because it is at rest when he kicks it.
• C. The ball will have little movement after he kicks it because it
wants to stay at rest.
• D. The ball will keep rolling forever after he kicks it.
Answer 2 – 30
• A. The ball will keep rolling until the forces
between the ball and the grass makes it stop.
Question 2 - 40
The table shows data on
how the population of
butterflies in a backyard
changes over five days.
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DAY NUMBER OF BUTTERFLIES
1
3
2
6
3
9
4
12
5
15
Which mathematical model predicts how many butterflies
there will be on Day 6?
A. Number of butterflies = 3 + 3
B. Number of butterflies = 3 x 3
C. Number of butterflies = 15 + 3
D. Number of butterflies = 15 x 3
Answer 2 – 40
• C. Number of butterflies = 15 + 3
Question 2 - 50
• Scientists need to know how gravity acts on a space
shuttle so they can put the space shuttle into orbit.
They use an equation that describes how gravity
relates to the mass of two objects and the distance
between the two objects. Which term describes this
equation?
• A. a model
• B. an observation
• C. a scientific law
• D. a scientific theory
Answer 2 – 50
• A. a model
Question 3 - 10
• A good experiment has several characteristics.
Which characteristic is part of a good scientific
experiment?
• A. Results can be reproduced.
• B. Results are not reviewed by peers.
• C. Results are based on a small sample size.
• D. Results are based on an undisclosed
process or procedure.
Answer 3 – 10
• A. Results can be reproduced.
Question 3 - 20
• Hillary is dropping objects that are the same volume.
She wants to investigate how an object’s mass affects
the average speed at which it travels when dropped,
until it hits the ground. Which variable must Hillary
change during the experiment?
• A. the timer
• B. the drop height
• C. the mass of the object
• D. the place where she drops it
Answer 3 – 20
• C. the mass of the object
Question 3 - 30
• Mackenzie investigates how the volume of gas inside a balloon
changes as the temperature of the gas changes. She takes an inflated,
sealed balloon from a freezer and uses a string and a meterstick to
measure the balloon’s circumference. She moves it to a sunny
window for 15 minutes. Then, she measures the circumference with a
tape measure. She records these measurements in a data table.
Mackenzie realizes that she made a mistake in her experimental
procedure. What was wrong with her procedure?
• A. Data should not be recorded directly into a data table.
• B. She measured circumference using two methods.
• C. She conducts the experiment by herself.
• D. She changed the amount of gas in the balloon.
Answer 3 – 30
• B. She measured circumference using two
methods.
Question 3 - 40
• Which sequence of events is a logical order of a
scientific investigation?
• A. experiment  hypothesis  analysis of data 
conclusion
• B. hypothesis  experiment  conclusion 
analysis of data
• C. analysis of data  conclusion  experiment 
hypothesis
• D. hypothesis  experiment  analysis of data 
conclusion
Answer 3 – 40
• D. hypothesis  experiment  analysis of
data  conclusion
Question 3 - 50
• Anton is a geologist. He wants to get the best
possible information about lava flows from eruptions
that are happening at some specific locations around
the world. He wants to be able to vary what he
studies based on his initial findings. Which type of
investigation should Anton conduct?
• A. a survey
• B. fieldwork
• C. library research
• D. a laboratory investigation
Answer 3 – 50
• B. fieldwork
Question 4 - 10
• Which type of graph is a good way to show
how data change over time?
• A. a line graph
• B. a circle graph
• C. a bar graph
• D. a data table
Answer 4 – 10
• A. a line graph
Question 4 - 20
• Niels Bohr, a Danish physicist, produced an early model
of the atom. Bohr’s model was eventually replaced by
the cloud model of the atom. What is the main reason
scientists use a model of an atom?
• A. Most atoms are too large to study in a lab.
• B. An atom is very small, and a model aids in its study.
• C. All atoms are too dangerous to study without a
model.
• D. Most atoms are too far away for scientists to study
in a lab.
Answer 4 – 20
• B. An atom is very small, and a model aids in
its study.
Question 4 - 30
• Kenton wants to use a graph to identify the
chemical components of air. He also wants to
show the proportions of each chemical
component within air. Which type of graph
should Kenton use?
• A. a line graph
• B. a scatter plot
• C. bar graph
• D. a circle graph
Answer 4 – 30
• D. a circle graph
Question 4 - 40
• Which variable should be plotted on the x-axis
of a line graph?
• A. Independent Variable
• B. Dependent Variable
• C. Constant Variable
• D. Control Variable
Answer 4 – 40
• A. Independent Variable
Question 4 - 50
• The chart shows the percentages of different
groups of animals that are at risk of extinction.
Species
Endangered
Threatened
Birds
9.5
4.0
Reptiles
12.0
3.5
Fish
14.1
7.6
Mollusks
24.0
4.0
Which conclusion is supported by the data in the chart?
A.
Fewer than ten bird species are endangered.
B.
More birds are at risk than reptiles.
C.
There are more mollusks at risk today than at any time
in history.
D.
More fish are endangered than are threatened.
Answer 4 – 50
• D. More fish are endangered than are
threatened.
Question 5 - 10
• At the University of Florida, you can study at
the College of Engineering. Which type of
scientist would your professor be?
• A. a life scientist
• B. an earth scientist
• C. a physical scientist
• D. a behavioral scientist
Answer 5 – 10
• C. a physical scientist
Question 5 - 20
• A scientist said that she first became
interested in geology when her parents gave
her a birthday present. Which of the following
gifts did the parents most likely give their
daughter to spark her interest in geology?
• A. a telescope
• B. a microscope
• C. a chemistry kit
• D. a rock tumbler kit
Answer 5 – 20
• D. a rock tumbler kit
Question 5 - 30
• Foresters often are responsible for conserving
wildlife habitats within forests. Which kind of
science is a forester most likely to study?
• A. ecology
• B. oceanography
• C. physics
• D. astronomy
Answer 5 – 30
• A. ecology
Question 5 - 40
• At one time, scientists proposed a principle called the central
dogma. This principle stated that in the body, a chemical
substance called DNA contains information. This information
passes from DNA to RNA, but not from RNA to DNA. Then in
1970, scientists proved that some types of RNA can transfer
information to DNA. What can you conclude from this
information?
• A. Scientists have made many life-saving discoveries.
• B. Scientists work together to advance scientific knowledge.
• C. Scientists often respond to what they see as needs in
society.
• D. Scientists may find new information that causes them to
modify their ideas.
Answer 5 – 40
• D. Scientists may find new information that
causes them to modify their ideas.
Question 5 - 50
• Science affects our lives in different ways.
What is one way that science has directly
affected our health?
• A. manufacture of efficient fuels
• B. vaccine development
• C. discovery of the structure of the atom
• D. discovery of planets
Answer 5 – 50
• B. vaccine development
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