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Glencoe EarthScience Chapter 1 Test

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6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. study of the interactions of humans with environment
  2. a testable explanation of a situation
  3. blanket of gases surrounding Earth that contains about 78 percent nitrogen, 21 percent oxygen, and 1 percent other gases such as argon, carbon dioxide, and water vapor
  4. a series of problem-solving procedures that help scientists conduct experiments
  5. factor that is manipulated by the experimenter in an experiment
  6. study of materials that make up Earth and the processes that form and change these materials, and the history of the planet and its life-forms since its origin

6 True/False Questions

  1. scientific modelan idea, a system, or a mathematical expression that represents the idea being explained


  2. dependent variablefactor that is manipulated by the experimenter in an experiment


  3. controlstandard for comparison in an experiment


  4. meteorologythe study of the atmosphere, which is the air surrounding Earth


  5. scientific lawa principle that describes the behavior of a natural phenomenon


  6. geospherethe part of Earth from its surface to its center


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