What Does Chemical Mean in Science?


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What is a chemical (as defined by science)?

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1. What chemical in the body reacts to give us energy?

2. Are chemicals dangerous?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though chemicals are often treated as unnatural, they're actually found with incredible frequency in nature. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your knowledge of what chemical means scientifically and some chemicals we encounter frequently.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet cover the following:

  • The scientific definition for chemicals
  • What chemicals are often found in peppers
  • A chemical in our bodies that provides energy
  • The potential danger of chemicals
  • Why scientists might be amused at the claim that fast food is full of chemicals

Skills Practiced

These assessments require these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding chemicals in nature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the scientific definition of chemicals
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on what chemicals are

Additional Learning

Enrich your knowledge of chemicals by reviewing the lesson titled What Does Chemical Mean in Science? This lesson covers the following:

  • The chemical name for water
  • How chemicals interact in the digestive process
  • Whether there is a connection between the words 'chemical' and 'artificial'