Science Jeopardy

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Science Jeopardy
Nature of
Science
Environmental
Science
Feedback Loops
and Systems
Vocabulary
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©Norman Herr, 2003
A-100
• QUESTION: Ms. Loch is wearing a jacket
because she’s cold. This is an example of…
• ANSWER: An inference
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A-200
• QUESTION: What are two
characteristics of science?
• ANSWER: Tentative, changes with new
evidence, involve humans (sometimes
biased), Skeptical
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A-300
• QUESTION: Diagram the basic scientific
process.
• ANSWER:
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A-400
• QUESTION: Why is it important to have
a control in an experiment?
• ANSWER: To ensure that the results are
due only to the change in one variable
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A-500
• QUESTION: What is the difference
between a scientific law and a scientific
theory?
• ANSWER: Theory – explanation for
observations; Law – description for
observations
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B-100
• QUESTION: Name three other topics
that environmental science encompasses.
• ANSWER: Biology, chemistry, physics,
economics, ethics, sociology,
mathematics, astronomy…
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B-200
• QUESTION: What are two limitations of
studying environmental science?
• ANSWER: Too many variables, Scale,
Measurements
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B-300
• QUESTION: What are two tools that
environmental scientists rely on when
they can’t perform controlled
experiments?
• ANSWER: Models, correlations
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B-400
• QUESTION: Is environmental science
better characterized as frontier science or
consensus science?
• ANSWER: Frontier science
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B-500
• QUESTION: Lisa is testing the effects of
water temperature on gender
determination of fish. She thinks that
higher temperatures causes more females
to be born. Write her hypothesis in the
correct format.
• ANSWER: If the water temperature is
high, then more females will be born,
because higher temperatures kill male
sperm.
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C-100
• QUESTION: Diagram the 3 basic parts
of a system.
• ANSWER:
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C-200
• QUESTION: What are throughputs?
• ANSWER: The flow rate of energy,
matter, information in a system
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C-300
• QUESTION: Sweating when you’re hot
is an example of what type of feedback
loop?
• ANSWER: Negative
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C-400
• QUESTION: How do feedback loops help
maintain homeostasis?
• ANSWER: Feedback loops help to
maintain constant favorable conditions
when changes occur.
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C-500
• QUESTION: How do scientists use
models?
• ANSWER: Use the model to predict what
will happen under a variety of conditions.
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D-100
• QUESTION: Define a dependent
variable.
• ANSWER: The variable that you
measure. The one that changes due to the
independent variable.
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D-200
• QUESTION: Define hypothesis.
• ANSWER: A testable explanation for
observations.
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D-300
• QUESTION: What is the “scientific”
definition of theory?
• ANSWER: A thoroughly researched and
tested explanation for the current
evidence/observations.
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D-400
• QUESTION: Define qualitative and
quantitative data.
• ANSWER: Qualitative – descriptions;
quantitative - numbers
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D-500
• QUESTION: What is the difference
between frontier science and consensus
science?
• ANSWER: Frontier science – new, not
widely tested; Consensus science –
thoroughly tested, widely accepted
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E-100
• QUESTION: Give one example of an
observation and one example of an
inference.
• ANSWER:
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E-200
• QUESTION: Fill in the blanks…If
(______ variable ), then (______variable),
because (_____________).
• ANSWER: (independent variable),
(dependent variable), (reason why the
relationship exists)
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E-300
• QUESTION: What is the difference
between the independent variable and the
dependent variable?
• ANSWER: You change/control the
independent variable; the dependent
variable reacts
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E-400
• QUESTION: A researcher is studying the
effect of sleep on aggression, thinking that less
sleep will lead to more aggression. She has some
people sleep 6 hours per night, some people
sleep 3 hours per night and some people sleep
as much as they want. Identify the
independent, dependent, and control.
• ANSWER: amount of sleep, aggressive
behavior, as much sleep as they want.
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E-500
• QUESTION: Malnutrition and disease
caused by poverty often lead to the
inability to work. This is an example of
what type of feedback loop?
• ANSWER: Positive
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FINAL JEOPARDY
• QUESTION: What is the definition of
environmental science?
• ANSWER:
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