Scientific Models: Definition & Examples

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What is a scientific model?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a type of scientific model?

2. Which of the following is the main benefit of a visual model?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A scientific model can look like many different things. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of the different types of models as well as their benefits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • What a scientific model is
  • Identifying types of scientific models
  • The benefits of visual models
  • Uses for computer models
  • Why a scientist might revise a model

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet use the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what types of scientific models exist
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on scientific models
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the benefits of scientific models and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge of scientific models by reviewing the lesson titled Scientific Models: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following:

  • What type of model a flowchart is
  • Where visual models are most useful
  • The type of model that uses math to describe a phenomenon
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