How Common Consumer Products Work


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What is a consumer product?

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1. Which of the following is the second step in the cycle that happens inside a car to propel it forwards?

2. How does an average car work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The principles of mechanics, physics, chemistry, biology and other scientific fields guide the development and production of many essential consumer products. This quiz and worksheet will ask you about the science behind some of the machines people use every day.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment lets you test your knowledge on the following topics:

  • The role of science in the auto industry
  • The definition of consumer products
  • The science of generating and transferring heat
  • Science, technology and communication

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on science and the development of consumer products
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read about the science and understand the scope and impact of its role on consumer culture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different ways science contributes to the design of consumer products

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson, How Common Consumer Products Work. The following objectives are part of the lesson:

  • Understand how science drives the development of consumer products
  • Describe how science pushed the evolution of the stove
  • Assess the impact science has on the quality of life
  • List some of the consumer products that have emerged as a result of computer science and technology