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Unit Test: Nature of Science and Technology

Posted by iateacher on September 28, 2007

Next Friday, October 5, I will be giving our first science test. Below you will find a list of the items on the test. Also, early next week I will be posting a sample test on my web site for students to try.


VOCABULARY

  • volume
  • quantitative observation
  • qualitative observation
  • prediction
  • inference
  • hypothesis
  • variable
    • manipulated variable
    • responding variable
  • scientific theory
  • scientific inquiry

Know the five SKILLS of a good scientist (and what each one means)

Know the four ATTITUDES of a good scientist (and again, what they mean)


METRIC SYSTEM (SI)

  • What number the SI system is based on
  • What is the standard unit of length
  • What is the standard unit of mass
  • What is the standard unit of temperature
  • What tools are used to measure length, mass, and temperature
  • Difference between mass and weight

MATHEMATICS IN SCIENCE

  • Estimation (what is it — why we use it)
  • Averages
    • Mean
    • Median
    • Mode
  • Graphs — how to read, interpret and make one

BRANCHES OF SCIENCE

  • Earth and Space Science
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science

LAB SAFETY — what to do in case of an accident

There you have it! Hope that will help everyone start studying!!

Mr. Yerington

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