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ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 1.3: Scientific Knowledge Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is a scientific idea?

Question 2 2. What are the two main settings in which scientists gather empirical evidence?

Question 3 3. If you would like to deliver the daily weather forecast on the evening news, you should study this subject.

Question 4 4. Newton's Law of Gravitational Force is an example of a scientific law that ________.

Question 5 5. How are physical geologists different from historical geologists?

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Question 6 6. A hypothesis is _____.

Question 7 7. Which of the following describes science?

Question 8 8. What is empirical evidence?

Question 9 9. Volcanoes and earthquakes are of interest to a person studying this physical science because they deal with the planet earth.

Question 10 10. Why are scientific ideas more reliable than regular ideas?

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Question 11 11. Which branch of the life sciences is the study of plants?

Question 12 12. Which the following is NOT an example of something that tends to happen as ideas spread from the scientific community into the general public?

Question 13 13. Sara is considering moving to California, but she is scared of earthquakes. Who should she look to for answers about earthquakes on the San Andreas fault?

Question 14 14. Scientific laws, hypotheses, and theories are all part of the _______ process.

Question 15 15. Which branch of the life sciences would be interesting to someone who liked studying animals?

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Question 16 16. The main difference between scientific laws and hypotheses and theories is _______.

Question 17 17. A person studying this branch of physical science might spend his day studying atoms and his night mesmerized by a fireworks show?

Question 18 18. If you are into bugs, then this would be a good career for you.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a reason that careful experimental design is important?

Question 20 20. This main branch of physical science studies matter and energy.

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Question 21 21. A scientific theory is _____.

Question 22 22. This is the study of non-living things in the universe beyond planet earth.

Question 23 23. What are the first two steps in developing a new scientific idea?

Question 24 24. Which branch of the life sciences would be best if you like using a microscope?

Question 25 25. Which of the following problems would an oceanographer help solve?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT an example of a scientific idea changing?

Question 27 27. What is the difference between a hypothesis and a scientific theory?

Question 28 28. A scientific law describes and predicts an occurrence but does not _______ it.

Question 29 29. Why is term 'geology' an appropriate name for the discipline?

Question 30 30. If you spend your days studying the behaviors of dolphins, then you would most likely be this type of scientist?

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