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College Lab Practices and Tools
Scientific observations:
  1. Can be made directly by humans
  2. Can be made by instrumentation
  3. Are limited to available equipment used to record a natural phenomenon
  4. All of the above
College Scientific Method
In scientific experimentation, a variable is best described as:
  1. an adjustable condition in an experiment
  2. a comparative condition in an experiment in which nothing is introduced
  3. something that must be consistently reproducible
  4. subject to challenge and revision, based on evidence
College Scientific Method
What practice is appropriate when writing lab records?
  1. Keep all original writings, even though they're messy and incorrect
  2. Write lab report in colorful, vivid artwork as much as possible
  3. Take notes at the technician's convenience regardless of readability
  4. Copy instructions from internet or textbook in word-by-word accuracy
College Scientific Method
Application of the scientific method involves                                              
  1. gathering observations
  2. developing a hypothesis based on observations
  3. testing the hypothesis
  4. all of the above
  5. a and b only
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College Scientific Methods and Applications
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College Scientific Methods and Applications
College Lab Practices and Tools
Which two items of personal protective equipment would you expect to use in a laboratory?
  1. wellingtons and full hazchem suit
  2. hard hat and leather gloves
  3. lycra shorts and bicycle clips
  4. laboratory coat and safety glasses
  5. multipack adult huggies
College Scientific Method
A requirement of all science is that one must be able to                                          .
  1. test the inquiry
  2. repeat the experiment
  3. falsify the hypothesis presented
  4. confirm the results with other scientists
  5. all of the above
College Scientific Method
Define quantitative observation
  1. An observation that deals with numbers or amounts
  2. An observation that deals with senses
  3. An number that tells you how many trials there are
  4. A sight process involving numbers
College Scientific Method
College Scientific Method
What is the difference between scientific theory and law?
  1. a theory explains facts
  2. laws have been proven by a vast number of experiments
  3. laws have more evidence than theories
  4. none of the above
College Scientific Method
What qualifies something as pseudoscience?
  1. has a testable hypothesis
  2. lacks supporting evidence
  3. does not follow scientific method
  4. b and c
College Scientific Method
A theory is
  1. an explanation of an idea that is broad in scope and supported by a large body of evidence
  2. a concept in the early stages that still needs to be tested
  3. a description of a belief that invokes the supernatural
  4. a specific hypothesis that has been proven
College Scientific Methods and Applications
Which of the following is the best definition of science?
  1. a systematic way to observe and investigate the natural world
  2. an organized body of testable knowledge
  3. a specific field in which a scientist works
  4. all of the above
College Scientific Method
The most trustworthy source of scientific information is
  1. anecdotal evidence
  2. paid advertisements
  3. science reports in newspapers and on TV
  4. peer-reviewed research publications
  5. All of the above are equally trustworthy.
College Scientific Methods and Applications
Which of the following is true about the study of ecology?
  1. it has been treated as a cohesive academic discipline for at least 400 years
  2. it is a science that often includes experimentation
  3. it is currently concerned only with the interactions of plants and animals in unaltered systems
  4. models are not very important in attempting to determine how ecological interactions occurs
  5. all of these are true
College Lab Practices and Tools
Which is the correct unit to report Temperature under the Systeme International?
  1. calorie
  2. degree Kelvin
  3. degree Celsius
  4. degree Fahrenheit
  5. Joule
College Lab Practices and Tools
What does COSHH stand for?
  1. Chemicals On the Shelf Highly Hazardous
  2. Contains Only Safe Healthy Hydrogen ions
  3. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
  4. Control Of Substantial Health Hazards
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