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Prentice Hall Biology

Chapter 1: The Science of Biology

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(TAKS 1, IPC and Bio TEKS 1A.2)
1. Each of the following is an important fire safety rule in the laboratory EXCEPT
A never heat anything in a closed container.
B never reach across a flame.
C never use clamps or tongs to handle hot objects.
D never heat chemicals unless instructed to do so.

(TAKS 1, IPC and Bio TEKS 2B.2)
2. In the metric system, your height is best measured in
F meters.
G centimeters.
H kilometers.
J millimeters.

(TAKS 1, IPC and Bio TEKS 2A.2)
3. In terms of the scientific method, the purpose of an experiment is to
A form a hypothesis.
B collect data.
C form a conclusion.
D test a hypothesis.

(TAKS 1, IPC and Bio TEKS 1A.2)
4. If you spill acid on your skin, the first thing you should do is
F notify your teacher.
G determine which acid spilled.
H rinse it off immediately.
J replace the stopper in the acid bottle.

(TAKS 1, IPC and Bio TEKS 2B.2)
5. To measure small volumes of liquids, scientists use units called
A milliliters.
B liters.
C centimeters.
D cubic liters.

(TAKS 1, IPC and Bio TEKS 1A.2)
6. If you see the symbol of a pair of gloves in a laboratory experiment, you must
F wear disposable plastic gloves.
G wear heat-resistant gloves.
H use only freshly washed glassware.
J wear your safety goggles.

(TAKS 1, IPC and Bio TEKS 2A.1)
7. The first step in the scientific method is
A testing a hypothesis.
B forming a hypothesis.
C making observations.
D analyzing data.

(TAKS 1, IPC and Bio TEKS 2D.1)
8. Scientists publish the details of important experiments so that
F their work can be repeated.
G their experimental procedures can be reviewed.
H others can try to reproduce the results.
J all of the above

(TAKS 1, IPC and Bio TEKS 2A.2)
9. A controlled experiment allows the researcher to isolate and test a
A conclusion.
B mass of information.
C group of variables.
D single variable.

10. A traveler used a force of 12 N (newtons) to push a piece of luggage across the floor a distance of 0.5 m. How much work did she do in pushing the luggage?
F 60 m/s
G 6 J
H 0.6 m/s
J 17 J