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Nature of Science & Unifying Themes Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an important skill for designing experiments?

Question 2 2. What is an inference?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a strategy for analyzing data?

Question 4 4. What are ethics?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a valid example of a wider societal concern with scientific research?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a safety or harm related ethical concern surrounding an investigation?

Question 7 7. Which of the following would NOT be included as one of the goals of a scientific model?

Question 8 8. Select one main human-induced factor that is included in a climate model?

Question 9 9. Select the one best answer for selecting the most appropriate climate model to explain the recent climate warming?

Question 10 10. What is a scientific explanation?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a scientific explanation?

Question 12 12. How are scientific explanations evaluated?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements is false?

Question 14 14. What is a tested explanation of why things happen, and is accepted as true by the scientific community?

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 16 16. Radiation therapy machines:

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a power of science?

Question 18 18. Which of the following represents an ethical concern related to science?

Question 19 19. A student wants to learn the structure of the heart, but doesn't have access to a real heart. Which type of model would be best for this task?

Question 20 20. Which of the following models will engineers most likely use to build a new city hall?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is an example of a mathematical model?

Question 22 22. The peer review process is ______.

Question 23 23. Reviewers comment on the _______ of the research.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is not a step in the peer review process for a grant?

Question 25 25. What is the relationship between science and proof?

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Question 26 26. How does the scientific method involve controlling variables?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT an overarching category of science?

Question 28 28. Why are scientific claims generally more reliable than other claims?

Question 29 29. Which of the following scientific papers is most likely to be reliable?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a worthwhile question to ask when evaluating a scientific claim?

Nature of Science & Unifying Themes Chapter Exam Instructions

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