Name:___________________________________________

Introductory Physics Unit 1 - Review Guide

1. What branch of science deals with living things? _______________________________________
What branch deals with weather? __________________________
What branch deals with light, sound, and electricity? ___________________________________

2. In an experiment, a scientist changes the amount of water in a large container. He then measures how quickly the water temperature changes when heat is applied to it.
In this experiment, what is the independent variable? _______________________________________
responding variable? __________________________________________
What would be the controls in this experiment? _________________________________

3. A ______________________________ is a possible explanation to a question or problem.
4. Science is concerned with gathering and organizing [ nature / knowledge / methods ]
5. Complete the steps of the scientific method:
Ask a _________________________  form a ______________________________  design and conduct an _________________________  analyze data  draw __________________________________

6. What is a theory? __________________________________________________________
What is a law? ____________________________________________________________

experiment7. The application of science to help people is called: _____________________________________________

8. Name 3 things you should never do in a laboratory:


9. Give 2 examples of technology: ________________________________________

10. In an experiment, the group that receives no change is called the _____________________________.

11.Which of the following is the largest amount of volume? [ 1000 mL / 1 cm2 / 1000 L ]

12. What is the abbreviation for the International System of Units ? _______


13. There are ____ mm in a centimeter
14. There are ____ ml in a liter

15. What is the reading on this? ______
graduated cylinder

What do you call this piece of equipment? ____________________________________________

16. How would you read this ruler? ___________________________

ruler

17. What do you call this tool? _______________________

beaker

18. What is the reading on this balance? __________

balance

19. What is and English unit for length? _____ What is a metric unit for length? _________

20. Name two items that could be used to measure volume: ______________________ and _____________________
21. What is gravity? ___________________________________________________________________
22. Convert to scientific notation:
.00022 = _____________________ 55,000,000 = ______________________

23.Which number is larger? 1.5 x 105 or 2.2 x 103
24. What metric unit would you use to measure the distance between here and Dallas, Texas? ________________
25. What type of graph is used to show how something changes as a result of something else? __________
What type of graph is best for displaying parts of a whole? ___________
What type of graph is best for comparing numerical values? _____________

26. When creating a line graph, the [ independent / responding ] variable goes on the X axis.

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