CK-12 Earth Science Chapter 1 Quiz

 
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1
The scientific method is a list of instructions to investigate a question.
True  
False  
2
What is it called when you can make an educated guess or explanation to the question?
A.
Scientific Method
 
B.
Discipline
 
C.
Theory
 
D.
Hypothesis
 
3
When we design experiments, we select the factor that will be manipulated or changed. What are these called?
A.
independent variables
 
B.
dependent variables
 
C.
controls
 
D.
theories
 
4
A theory is a model of reality that is simpler than the phenomenon itself.
True  
False  
5
An astronomer is a scientists who studies the rocks, processes and history of Earth.
True  
False  
6
What are three major branches of Earth science?
A.
Meteorology
 
B.
Astronomy
 
C.
Astrology
 
D.
Geology
 
E.
Geography
 
7
Earth Science deals with any and all aspects of the Earth.
True  
False  
8
What is a "discipline" with regard to Science?
A.
It means training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character.
 
B.
It means following orderly steps in order to come up with the best answers.
 
C.
It means well behaved.
 
9
Many scientists use models to understand and explain ideas. Models are representations of objects or systems. Which of the following are types of models scientists use to understand things?
A.
Mathematical
 
B.
Conceptual
 
C.
Pure
 
D.
Physical
 
E.
Theoretical
 
10
What is the name of the variable in an experiment that you are measuring as you change the independent variable?
A.
Control
 
B.
Hypothesis
 
C.
Theory
 
D.
Independent variable
 
E.
Dependent variable
 
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