Creating & Using Physical & Graphic Models in Science


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Why are models used when studying science?

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1. What would be a physical model?

2. What type of model would this be categorized as?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet allows you to quickly and effectively measure your knowledge of science modeling. You will be quizzed on physical and graphical models used by scientists and how they are created.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz/worksheet questions you'll find out what you know about:

  • The methods used to create a physical model
  • Examples of physical models
  • The reason scientists use models to display their findings

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about scientific models and why they are used in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the methods used to create scientific models
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of scientific models based on a representation of them

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Creating & Using Physical & Graphical Models in Science for more information about this type of scientific data presentation. You will explore topics like:

  • Some examples of graphical models
  • Materials commonly used to make physical models
  • The importance of modeling to science education