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Nature of Science Quiz


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Look at the picture and determine one quantitative observation you could make.
A.     Both beakers have blue liquid in them.
B.     it weighs 100 grams
C.     the blue liquid is water
D.     One beaker has 500 mL of blue liquid in it


Which of these explain how a natural phenomenon works or happens?

A. theory

B. law


What is the name of variable that changes because of the IV and is measured?
A. Controlled variable
B. Independent variable
C. Dependent variable
D. Experimental variable


Before a scientific theory is accepted and supported, it has

A. been tested by only one scientist.

B. been published in scientific journals.

C. been tested many times by different scientists.

D. been approved by the International Committee of Scientists.


Which of these can be represented mathematically and provide no explanation why a phenomenon occurs?

A. theory

B. law


What type of microscope was likely used to obtain this image of a snowflake?
A.     Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
B.     Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
C.     Compound Light Microscope


What type of microscope was likely used to obtain this image of pollen?
A.     Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
B.     Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
C.     Compound Light Microscope


Which of the following characteristics of living things best explains why some North American birds fly south for the winter?
A. evolution
B. response to the environment
C. energy and ability to metabolize
D. reproduction


Lilly was trying to explain to her friend the difference between a theory and a law in science. She used the theory of plate tectonics and the law of superposition as examples. Lilli explained the difference by using non-scientific language. Which statement could Lilly use to correctly describe the difference between a theory and a law in science?

A. A theory describes a natural event, while a law explains it.

B. A theory explains a natural event, while a law predicts it.

C. A theory explains a natural event, while a law describes it.

D. A theory predicts a natural event, while a law explains it.


What type of microscope was likely used to obtain this image of plant cells?
A.     Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
B.     Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
C.     Compound Light Microscope


What type of microscope was likely used to obtain this image of the structure of a virus(bacteriophage)?
A.     Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
B.     Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
C.     Compound Light Microscope


Which of the 2 images of red blood cells (A) or (B) was obtained using a scanning electron microscope?
A.     A
B.     B


What types of observations are descriptive?
A. Qualitative observations
B. Quantitative observations
C. Empirical observations
D. Observational observations


Scientific theories are based on
A. general assumptions of how systems work.
B. mathematical principles that can be proven true.
C. large amounts of data collected over time.
D. observations from within only one scientific discipline.


What type of microscope was likely used to obtain this image of pollen?
A.     Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
B.     Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
C.     Compound Light Microscope


____ is the study of living organisms.
A. Physics
B. Sociology
C. Biology
D. Chemistry


What is a hypothesis

A. An idea in science

B. An idea backed by tested factual evidence

C. A question used to investigate a phenomenon

D. Data and facts from experimentation


Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of all living things?
A. cells
B. the ability to move
C. the ability to metabolize
D. growth and development


Say you are a sorcerer who wants to find out if a magic potion makes you stronger.  Your hypothesis is, “if one eats the magic potion, then they will be stronger.”  What is the independent variable?
A. the magic potion
B. strength
C. a wizard’s hat
D. magic mandrake root


The process by which organisms keep their internal conditions relatively stable is called
A. sexual reproduction
B. evolution
C. homeostasis
D. metabolism




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