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Unit Test: Nature of Science and Technology – 2008

Posted by iateacher on September 11, 2008

Hi parents, guardians and students:

Next Friday, September 19, 2008, I will be giving our first unit test.   This is over chapters 1 and 2 in our Nature of Science and Technology book we have been using.  I was asked today by one of my students what they should use to study.  I now present to you the top four list of things to study for the test:

  1. Notes that were taken in class
  2. Worksheets that were given back by Mr. Yerington
  3. The print or online edition of the textbook.  contact Mr. Yerington if you need information on accessing the book online
  4. The online sample test on Mr. Yerington’s web site

In addition below you will find a complete list of WHAT to study!!


  • 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)


  • 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


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


  • 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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