SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Life Science
EARTH SCIENCE
PHYSICAL SCIENCE
6TH GRADE
100

Which tool is used in order to find the MASS of an object?

What is a triple beam balance

100

Is eye color an inherited trait or an acquired trait?

What is an inherited trait

100

Which layer of Earth has the LEAST density?

What is the crust

100

the formation of a new substance with different properties; cannot be undone by physical means

Chemical change

100

a type of rock formed when igneous or sedimentary rocks are put under intense heat and / or pressure in the Earth’s crust

Metamorphic

200

Which term BEST describes the factor in an experiment that the scientist changes or manipulates?

What is an independent variable

200

the process of water moving through plants and evaporating from the leaves and stems into the atmosphere

Transpiration

200

Which type of rock forms from magma erupting from a volcano?

igneous

200

a pure substance made by chemically combining two or more elements; represented by a chemical formula

Compound

200

the continual process by which rocks can be changed into different types of rock

Rock cycle

300

Ask a question, State a Hypothesis, Plan the Experiment (variables), gather data, analyze data and draw a conclusion.

What are the steps of the Scientific Method

300

An organism that gets energy by eating other organisms.

Consumer

300

In which layer of Earth are temperature and pressure the highest?

inner core

300

A lizard sunbathing on a rock. Convection or radiation?

Radiation

300

a pure substance that cannot be broken down chemically into simpler substances

Element

400

How many independent variables should there be when testing a hypothesis?

one

400

A palm tree is an example of this type of organisms (hint: it makes its own food)

Producer

400

Which is the BEST description of where earthquakes are likely to occur?

along transform plate boundaries

400

the solid that is formed as a result of a precipitation reaction

Precipitate

400

change which alters the physical properties of a substance without changing its identity

Physical change

500

You want to know how different types of sugars affect the color of the cake (darker or lighter).  What is the dependent variable and the independent variable.  

Independent = types of sugar

Dependent = color of the cake

500

An organism that breaks down dead material and returns the substances to the environment. 

Decomposer

500

Which of these BEST describes the composition of Earth's inner core?

solid iron and nickel

500

Mention 2 out of the 3 ways in which heat transfers. 

Conduction (contact), convection (in fluids) and radiation (through space)

500

the solid that is formed as a result of a precipitation reaction

Precipitate

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