Earth Science Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Dr. Fye is an oceanographer. When he uses the scientific method to study a sample of water, he does the following in which order?

I. Identify a problem or question; II. Design and perform experiments; III Analyze results and compare data; IV. Draw and state conclusions; V. Make observations; VI Construct a hypothesis

Question 2 2. A researcher wanted to study the types of rocks that are most damaged by the freezing process. First, she hypothesized that igneous rock would be most damaged, then she conducted her experiment, and finally she analyzed the results. What error, if any, did the researcher make?

Question 3 3. You want to study the weathering of limestone when submerged in water from a specific lake. To provide a control, you would also do what?

Question 4 4. Which disciplines are NOT considered to be among the MAJOR fields of study within the field of earth science?

Question 5 5. You have collected data about which industrialized countries have specific pollutants in their atmosphere. What might be a good way to show this data?

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Question 6 6. A researcher is studying a rock's reaction to elements with similar properties. She will likely choose from elements in the same _____ of the periodic table.

Question 7 7. A researcher is studying elements from Groups 2, 4 and 8 on the periodic table. Without knowing the exact elements that are her focus, you know she is studying _____.

Question 8 8. A researcher wants to study elements with similar properties. She is NOT likely to choose from which part of the periodic table?

Question 9 9. _____ created the periodic table and put the known elements in order of _____.

Question 10 10. You are studying the amount of water vapor in an area that is three cubic centimeters. This is the equivalent of:

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Question 11 11. Dr. Sarth must keep her ice core samples frozen. She knows to keep their controlled temperature below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the freezing point of water. However, her thermostat asks her to input the temperature in degrees Celsius. At what temperature should she set her thermostat to make sure the samples stay frozen?

Question 12 12. A researcher is studying the available minerals one million millimeters from a river. What is a simpler way of describing the distance from the river?

Question 13 13. A researcher is studying the element that makes up 1% of the atmosphere, argon. You can find this element where on the periodic table?

Question 14 14. A controlled experiment tests how many variables at one time?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is viewed as scientific fact with no exceptions?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

Question 18 18. Which axis is the horizontal axis?

Question 19 19. Which type of chart illustrates relationships between concepts or steps in a process?

Question 20 20. Which of the following are arranged from smallest unit to largest unit?

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Question 21 21. What is the mass of a liquid with a density of 2.12 g/mL and a volume of 53.0 mL?

Question 22 22. Why is term 'geology' an appropriate name for the discipline?

Question 23 23. How are physical geologists different from historical geologists?

Question 24 24. Which languages contribute to most scientific vocabulary?

Question 25 25. Which type of learner prefers pictures and charts?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is the poorest conductor of electricity?

Question 27 27.

Which element is found in the group described by the statement below?

This group contains poisonous, very reactive elements often used in bacteria killing or household cleaners.

Question 28 28. An experiment should show that a hypothesis is either:

Question 29 29. Which step of the scientific process requires feedback from the scientific community?

Question 30 30. Which variable remains unaffected by the other variables of an experiment?

Earth Science Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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