Semester 1 Knowledge Bowl
December 2013
Fill in the blanks
Fill in the blanks
How much mass is this on the 3 beam
balance?
Your family is going to purchase a
motorcycle. They are looking for one
that will not waste fuel. You already
know that bi...
What does
“amorphous” mean?
Give three examples
What properties
do you use to
identify a
crystal?
What is the
difference
between a
mineral and a
crystal?
Why does a “salt” have
to be dissolved before
we can begin to grow a
crystal?
List a 4 properties
that can be used to
identify a mineral
Tell me 3 minerals that have
“special properties” and what
those special properties are!
Define a supersaturated solution
List three minerals
that have a metallic
luster
What does inorganic
mean?
What are the two most
important safety
precautions to
remember when making
your crystal solution?
How do I find the
streak of a
mineral?
What does it mean
when someone says
“this mineral is „soft‟?”
In class we saw clear
examples of three kinds
of cleavage. What is the
type of cleavage and
what mineral example
did we se...
In nature where can
we find dissolved
minerals?
Why are most
precious gems found
in mines
Why can‟t a sugar be
called a mineral?
What is a
compound?
What is a salt?
What is the
difference between a
molecule and a
compound?
What are the three kinds of rocks,
and how are rocks sorted into one
of these three types?
What two kinds of Igneous Rock
are there? Describe the difference
and give one example of each.
Why is Granite called a “coarsegrained” rock?
Why is Granite less dense than
Basalt?
What is the difference between
Lava and Magma?
Give 4 examples of Sedimentary
Rock!
Give 4 examples of Metamorphic
Rock!
What is/are strata? Where would
you find them and what kind of rock
would they be made of?
What are three different materials
that form sediments?
How can scientists find out
which way groundwater is
flowing?
What is the difference between
“weathering” and “erosion”?
What is the difference between
“cementation” and “compaction”?
What type of rock prevents
contamination from entering an
aquifer? Give 2 examples
What is a fossil?
What is an aquifer?
What 2 conditions are necessary
for fossil formation ?
Describe three environments
(terrain) where you would not go to
look for fossils
What are three things fossils can
tell us?
Where are the three places we can
find “original remains”?
Give two reasons why the
knowledge we have about the past
from fossils might not be accurate
or complete.
What is a metamorphic rock?
Why is a garnet NOT
considered a mineral?
Trace the sediments silt and
clay to their Metamorphic
Rock form.
Draw the entire ROCK CYCLE on
the board!
What are three
characteristics of living
things my class agreed on?
What are the three basic
statements of the Cell
Theory?
Who was the first person to “see” a cell and what was he looking at

Who was the first
person to see a cell and
what was h...
What are the 4 most
important steps to follow
when trying to view an
object under high power?
Why couldn’t we see
the nuclei in the
elodea cells??
Why do nerve cells appear
different from bone cells?
Why are bacteria
considered to be
different than
amoeba?
Why can’t an Amoeba
grow large enough to
swallow you?
What are two advantages to
being multicellular?
What is the function of
the mitochondria?
What are the differences
between plant and animal
cells?
What is the function of the
endoplasmic reticulum?
Why don’t animal
cells require cell
walls?
How are ribosomes in a
plant cell important to the
formation of the cell wall?
What is the function of
the nucleus?
Why do we need to use
a cover slip when
preparing a slide to view
under the microscope?
If a cell is 4x3x2 what is it’s
surface area?
What is its volume?
If 2 molecules can enter
the cell through every
square unit of surface
area in a minute, how
many could enter this cell
in...
If this cell only needs 1
molecule per cubic unit of
volume a minute to
survive- how many
molecules does it require
in one...
Can this cell
live? Why or
why not??
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Science Exams Study Questions

  1. 1. Semester 1 Knowledge Bowl December 2013
  2. 2. Fill in the blanks
  3. 3. Fill in the blanks
  4. 4. How much mass is this on the 3 beam balance?
  5. 5. Your family is going to purchase a motorcycle. They are looking for one that will not waste fuel. You already know that bigger engines use more fuel. So which motorcycle engine would you recommend? A. 0.5 L B. 350 cm3 C. 400 mL D. 200 kL
  6. 6. What does “amorphous” mean? Give three examples
  7. 7. What properties do you use to identify a crystal?
  8. 8. What is the difference between a mineral and a crystal?
  9. 9. Why does a “salt” have to be dissolved before we can begin to grow a crystal?
  10. 10. List a 4 properties that can be used to identify a mineral
  11. 11. Tell me 3 minerals that have “special properties” and what those special properties are!
  12. 12. Define a supersaturated solution
  13. 13. List three minerals that have a metallic luster
  14. 14. What does inorganic mean?
  15. 15. What are the two most important safety precautions to remember when making your crystal solution?
  16. 16. How do I find the streak of a mineral?
  17. 17. What does it mean when someone says “this mineral is „soft‟?”
  18. 18. In class we saw clear examples of three kinds of cleavage. What is the type of cleavage and what mineral example did we see?
  19. 19. In nature where can we find dissolved minerals?
  20. 20. Why are most precious gems found in mines
  21. 21. Why can‟t a sugar be called a mineral?
  22. 22. What is a compound?
  23. 23. What is a salt?
  24. 24. What is the difference between a molecule and a compound?
  25. 25. What are the three kinds of rocks, and how are rocks sorted into one of these three types?
  26. 26. What two kinds of Igneous Rock are there? Describe the difference and give one example of each.
  27. 27. Why is Granite called a “coarsegrained” rock?
  28. 28. Why is Granite less dense than Basalt?
  29. 29. What is the difference between Lava and Magma?
  30. 30. Give 4 examples of Sedimentary Rock!
  31. 31. Give 4 examples of Metamorphic Rock!
  32. 32. What is/are strata? Where would you find them and what kind of rock would they be made of?
  33. 33. What are three different materials that form sediments?
  34. 34. How can scientists find out which way groundwater is flowing?
  35. 35. What is the difference between “weathering” and “erosion”?
  36. 36. What is the difference between “cementation” and “compaction”?
  37. 37. What type of rock prevents contamination from entering an aquifer? Give 2 examples
  38. 38. What is a fossil?
  39. 39. What is an aquifer?
  40. 40. What 2 conditions are necessary for fossil formation ?
  41. 41. Describe three environments (terrain) where you would not go to look for fossils
  42. 42. What are three things fossils can tell us?
  43. 43. Where are the three places we can find “original remains”?
  44. 44. Give two reasons why the knowledge we have about the past from fossils might not be accurate or complete.
  45. 45. What is a metamorphic rock?
  46. 46. Why is a garnet NOT considered a mineral?
  47. 47. Trace the sediments silt and clay to their Metamorphic Rock form.
  48. 48. Draw the entire ROCK CYCLE on the board!
  49. 49. What are three characteristics of living things my class agreed on?
  50. 50. What are the three basic statements of the Cell Theory?
  51. 51. Who was the first person to “see” a cell and what was he looking at Who was the first person to see a cell and what was he looking at?
  52. 52. What are the 4 most important steps to follow when trying to view an object under high power?
  53. 53. Why couldn’t we see the nuclei in the elodea cells??
  54. 54. Why do nerve cells appear different from bone cells?
  55. 55. Why are bacteria considered to be different than amoeba?
  56. 56. Why can’t an Amoeba grow large enough to swallow you?
  57. 57. What are two advantages to being multicellular?
  58. 58. What is the function of the mitochondria?
  59. 59. What are the differences between plant and animal cells?
  60. 60. What is the function of the endoplasmic reticulum?
  61. 61. Why don’t animal cells require cell walls?
  62. 62. How are ribosomes in a plant cell important to the formation of the cell wall?
  63. 63. What is the function of the nucleus?
  64. 64. Why do we need to use a cover slip when preparing a slide to view under the microscope?
  65. 65. If a cell is 4x3x2 what is it’s surface area?
  66. 66. What is its volume?
  67. 67. If 2 molecules can enter the cell through every square unit of surface area in a minute, how many could enter this cell in one minute??
  68. 68. If this cell only needs 1 molecule per cubic unit of volume a minute to survive- how many molecules does it require in one minute?
  69. 69. Can this cell live? Why or why not??

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