Could You Still Pass Middle School Science?

By: Annette

Could You Still Pass Middle School Science?
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About This Quiz

We all remember middle school science, right? Or maybe not. In this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of the basics that we should all know. If you pass, at least you'll know that you're as smart as a 7th grader.
Galileo was among the first to use which invention?
A calculator​
A computer
A telescope
Galileo was among the first to use a telescope to study the stars. He built his own, adding some improvements. He was an Italian astronomer and mathematician.

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Invertebrates lack which of these?
A heart
A spine
Invertebrates do not have a spine. The animals of the earth are classified as either vertebrate or invertebrate.
A brain

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What sort of animals have fur?
Fish
Mammals
Mammals have fur or hair. They are warm-blooded, and they produce milk to feed their young.
Invertebrates

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Biology is the study of ______.
Sexuality
Life
Biology is the study of life. Biology encompasses the study of heredity, evolution, environmental issues and more.
Biospheres

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The scientific method tests ______.
A fact
A hypothesis
The scientific method is the process by which you test a hypothesis. This is the fundamental scientific testing method.
A statement​

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A hybrid has how many genetic backgrounds?
One
Two
A hybrid is the offspring of parents with two different genetic backgrounds. Hybridization happens often in agriculture.
Three

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Humidity is the measure of _____ in the air.
Moisture
Humidity is the measure of moisture in the air. This measure is represented as a percentage.
Particles
Particulates

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What is the first element in the periodic table?
Mercury
Boron
Hydrogen​
Hydrogen is the first element in the periodic table. There are 118 elements in the periodic table.

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A galaxy is a collection of _____ ?
Black holes
Stars
A galaxy is a collection of stars. Some of those stars are orbited by planets. Our galaxy is the Milky Way!
Aliens

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Each species resides in its own ______.
Nest
Geography
Habitat
A habitat is an area where a species resides. Each species prefers its own kind of habitat.

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When something rusts, what process has taken place?
Oxegenation
Oxification
Oxidation
Rust forms when iron and oxygen combine, producing iron oxide.. Oxidation is an important process of chemistry.

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Climate is the cycle of _______.
Precipitation
Chemical reactions
Weather
Climate is the cycle of weather. Climatologists are the scientists that study weather.

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In chemical reactions, substances are changed into _________.
Something similar
Something different
Chemical reactions are defined by substances changing into something new and different. Chemistry is like magic, in that regard.

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Our immune systems protect us from what?
Foreign substances
The immune system is designed to protect us from foreign substances. When pathogenic organisms enter the body, there is an immune response.
Enteric substances
Benign substances

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Chromosomes contain what?
Cells
Atoms
DNA
Chromosomes are the building blocks of DNA. Everyone has a unique pattern of chromosomes.

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What is the center of an atom or cell?
Centrality
Nucleus​
The nucleus is the center of an atom or cell. Organisms are made up of many cells.
Proton​

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The circulatory system of the body moves what?
Only oxygen
Blood and lymph
The circulatory system is responsible for moving blood and lymph throughout the body. The system includes the heart, lungs, veins and arteries.
Food

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Atmosphere is an envelope of ____ surrounding a celestial body.
Gases
The atmosphere is made up of gases. Every celestial body has its own atmosphere.
Clouds
Stars

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What is radiation?
Pulling inward
Moving forward
Spreading outward
Radiation is the act of spreading outward. It can be the spreading outward of materials or chemicals.

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Chlorophyll is necessary for which process?
Oxidation
Reproduction
Photosynthesis
Chlorophyll is in plants. This chemical is crucial for photosynthesis, whereby plants turn sunlight into food.

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Diffusion is matter's ability to do what?
Disperse
Diffusion is the scientific term for matter's ability to disperse. Matter moves, and that's a good thing.
Stay still
Procreate

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What is anatomy?
The study of ants
The study of body structure
Anatomy is the study of body structure. The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone....
The study of the stars

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Gravitational force applies to _________.
Only massive bodies
Only tiny bodies
All bodies in the universe
All masses, no matter their size, have a gravitational force. Even an apple has its own gravitational pull.

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What sort of scientist was Louis Pasteur?
Doctor
Mathematician​
Chemist
Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and biologist. His studies led to the invention of pasteurization.

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The hydrosphere is the watery layer of what?
Your skin
A pond
The earth's surface
The hydrosphere is the watery layer of the earth's surface. Sometimes clouds are considered to be part of this layer.

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Which of these is not an organ of the body?
Lung
Heart
Bone
An organ is a part of the body with a specific function. Bone is part of the skeletal system.

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What is the smallest particle of an element?
A neuron
An atom
The atom is the smallest particle of an element. Elements are made of countless atoms.
A cell

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Acceleration is _________?
A slowing of speed
An increase in speed
Acceleration is the scientific term for an increase in speed. This is a part of the study of physics.
A halting of motion

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What do you call the impartial view of a system?
Inclination​
Analysis
Observation
Observation is the impartial view of a system. Scientific observation is an important process.

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A compound is comprised of what?
Atoms
Chemical elements
A compound is two or more chemical elements that are bound together. Chemical compounds make up our world!
Air

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Bacteria have how many cells?
One
Bacteria are single celled organisms. They usually exist together in large groups.
Two
Countless

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The male sperm cell is called a male _____ ?
Specimen
Seed
Gamete
The scientific term for a male sperm cell is a male gamete. Men produce many sperm cells in their bodies, and the production is continuous.

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A solution is a mixture that is _______.
Heterogenic
Homogenous
A solution is a mixture that is homogenous. Solutions are important for the study of chemistry.
Diluted

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Visible light is made of what?
Radiating particles
Sound waves
Electromgnetic radiation
Visible light is carried electromagnetic radiation, along with radio waves, infrared waves, and more. Different wavelengths produce different colors.

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What is the colorless material that makes up the living part of a cell?
Ectoplasm
Protoplasm
The living parts of a cell - including the cytoplasm and nucleus - are made of protoplasm. Cells are the basic units of most living things.
Paleoplasm

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