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ACT Science Reasoning: More Reasoning than Science

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ACT Science Reasoning questions are primarily about…

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1. You've never taken an astronomy class in your life. On the ACT Science test, you see a passage about astronomy. What should you do?

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A scientist is studying the average speed and fastest recorded speed of four creatures. His results, in miles per hour, are shown in the table below.

For which creature is the difference between average speed and fastest speed the greatest?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Science Reasoning on the ACT isn't about how much science you already know, but rather about your ability to interpret the information presented in questions and graphs. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you learn how to analyze a passage and chart or graph for information, as well as allowing you to practice the skill with sample questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Using the best method to answer a Science Reasoning question
  • Interpreting information from an ACT question
  • Solving problems using information from charts and graphs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Science Reasoning lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve Science Reasoning practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding charts and graphs and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Science Reasoning portion of the ACT, review the lesson on Features of the ACT Science Reasoning. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Approaching a Science Reasoning question efficiently
  • Understanding what skills are necessary to answering a Science Reasoning question
  • Practicing problem solving using Science Reasoning
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