Mr. Yerington’s Updates

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Introduction to Science Test

Posted by iateacher on September 24, 2010

Hello Parents, Guardians and Students:

For those who haven’t heard yet, the test over Introduction to Science will take place next Thursday, September 29.  There is an online sample test available on my web site and below is a list of what to study for the test!

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

Hope that helps everyone start studying!!
Mr. Yerington


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