Observing Changes in Natural Phenomena Over Time


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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of observing a natural phenomena over time?

2. Which of the following is NOT a technique for measuring something over a long period of time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of how scientists observe changes in our environment over a period of time. Topics you will need to know to do well on the quiz include the definition of science and techniques used to measure something over a long period of time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following:

  • Example of natural phenomena that does not require a long period of observation
  • Scientific disciplines in which time is not a factor in observing natural phenomena
  • Something that can be measured in person without any special techniques

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on observing changes in natural phenomena over a period of time
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding scientific disciplines and the factors for observing natural phenomena
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about natural phenomena that can be measured without special techniques

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the accompanying lesson called Observing Changes in Natural Phenomena Over Time. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Discuss observations in science
  • Examine observing changes over time
  • Explain techniques for measuring historical changes