Nature of Science
Earth Science
Space Science
Physical Science
Life Science
100

What does a Scientist do before they start an Investigation?

A. Ask a Question              B. Collect Data 

C. Form a Hypothesis         D. State a Conclusion

A. Ask a Question

100

The Earth orbits the sun. Yet the sun appears to move across the sky. What is responsible for this apparent motion of the sun?

A. The Sun's rotation 

B. The Sun's revolution

C. Earth's rotation

D. Earth's revolution

C. Earth's rotation

100

There are many objects in outer space. A group of stars, gas, and dust is called a/an________

A. Galaxy                       B. Planet 

C. Solar System              D. Universe

A. Galaxy

100

Some object change states when a physical change occurs. Which of the following examples is a physical change but NOT a change of state of matter?

A. logs burning

B. water freezing into ice cubes

C. candle wax melting

D. paper being cut

 

D. paper being cut

 

100

Living things go through a life cycle. What are the stages of the life cycle of a butterfly?

A. egg, larva, pupa, adult 

B. adult, tadpole, seedling

C. seed, seedling, flower 

D. baby, toddler, adolecscent

A. egg, larva, pupa, adult

200

Two sea shells were found on the beach. They appear to be almost the same size, but they have different shapes. How could she determine if their volume is the same.

A. Weigh each one on a scale and see which weighs the most.

B. Fill each one with water to see which will hold the most.

C. Measure the length of each one with a measuring tape to see which is longest.

D. Drop each one in a graduated cylinder with water to see which raises the water level the most.

D. Drop each one in a graduated cylinder with water to see which raises the water level the most.

200

Which of the following is most important to Earth's water cycle?

A. clouds                   B. mountains 

C. oceans                  D. trees

C. oceans

200

There are different objects that travel through space. An object that is a lump of ice, dust, and rock that has a visible tail is called what? 

A. Asteroid                B. Comet 

C. Meteor                  D. Meteorite

B. Comet

200

Materials can either be described as conductors or insulators. Which of these materials is NOT a good conductor of electricity?

A. Nail                   B. Copper 

C. Aluminum          D. Rubber

D. Rubber

200

Cedar, Pine, and Spruce trees are plants that produce seeds, but not flowers. Cedar, Pine, and Spruce trees are example of what type of plant?

A. Seed tree

B. Flowering without seeds

C. Non- flowering  with spores

D. Non-flowering with seeds in cones

D. Non-flowering with seeds in cones

300

A snails response to stimuli is being investigated. The following substances are on a paper towel: Syrup, lemon juice, vinegar, and water. The snail is put in the center of the paper towel to see how it would respond. Which observation is evidence of the snails response to stimuli?

A. It likes water 

B. It likes vinegar 

C. It moved toward the syrup

D. It does not like lemon juice

C. It moved toward the syrup 

300

Wind, water, and ice are involved in both weathering and erosion. Which sentence states a difference between weathering and erosion?

A. Erosion moves rock, weathering breaks it down. 

B. Weathering moves rocks, erosion breaks it down. 

C. Erosion breaks down rocks but doesn't move them. 

D. Weathering moves rocks without breaking them down.

A. Erosion moves rock, weathering breaks it down. 

300

Our solar system is made of the sun, planets, moons, and asteroids. Which characteristic below is true for all the outer planets, but not the inner planets?

A. Have moons                    B. are gas giants

C. no atmosphere                D. have a rocky surface

B. are gas giants

300

Friction is a force that acts on objects that are touching. Which surface will friction be the greatest when a block of wood slides across it?

A. Ice B. Sandpaper C. Glass D. Carpet

B. Sandpaper

300

Human organs sometimes have similar functions to plant structures. Which plant structure is most similar in function to a human skeleton?

A. Leaf                     B. Root 

C. Stem                   D. Flower

C. Stem

400

Scientists conduct different kinds of investigations. Which of the following describes why Polo's investigation was NOT an experiment?

A. He did not collect and record data

B. He did not conduct a controlled test 

C. He did not show her information in a graph 

D. He observed only three different weather features

A. He did not collect and record data

400

We get both renewable and nonrenewable resources from the Earth. Which of the following is a renewable resource?

A. Coal                    B. Natural gas 

C. Oil                      D. Solar Energy

D. Solar Energy

400

 

400

Energy can be transformed from one form to another. What energy transformation occurs when you plug a lamp into a socket?

A. Heat to Light 

B. Light to Heat 

C. Electric to Light to Heat

D. Electric to Heat

C. Electric to Light to Heat

400

Body organs have specific functions. Which human organ plays the greatest role in helping you to breathe?

A. brain B. pancreas C. lungs D. heart

C. lungs

500

Regina is writing a lab report about a class field study on wetland animals. Preston is writing a lab report about a class experiment on how sunlight affects the evaporation of water. Which of the following should NOT be included in either student's lab report?

A. data                        B. measurements 

C. observations            D. opinions

D. opinions

500

There are different kinds of clouds. What type of cloud is most associated with Thunderstorms?

A. Cirrus                          B. Cumulonimbus

C. Cumulus                      D. Stratus

B. Cumulonimbus

500

Planets are divided into two groups, inner and outer. What do all planets have in common?

A. They are all made of rock and ice. 

B. They all have rings or moons as satellites. 

C. They are all nearly round and orbit the sun.

D. They all rotate on an axis and orbit the Earth.

C. They are all nearly round and orbit the sun.

500

Roller coasters use energy to move. A roller coaster moving swiftly around a loop is an example of what type of energy?

A. Physical                    B. Chemical 

C. Potential                   D. Mechanical

D. Mechanical

500

In the life cycle of a plant the first step is seed germination. During the second step, the plant grows. What occurs in the next step of the life cycle of a plant?

A. pollination                    B. fertilization

C. photosynthesis             D. seed dispersal

A. pollination

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