Scientific Model: Definition, Types & Uses


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Which of the following is the best model to study heart disease?

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1. Which of the following models will engineers most likely use to build a new city hall?

2. Why do scientists use models?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of scientific models. You will be asked to identify different types of models and how they can be used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to make sure you know about:

  • The best model to use when studying heart disease
  • Engineering models for architectural designs
  • Examples of mathematical models

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as why scientists use models
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different mathematical models
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the best models available for studying the heart and heart disease

Additional Learning

For a better look at this scientific tool, read the lesson titled Scientific Model: Definition, Types & Uses. This lesson will help you understand:

  • Three-dimensional models
  • Common medical uses of modeling
  • Everyday examples of models