Science is/not
  • 1. Green plants will grow towards a light source.
A) Pseudo science
B) Science
C) Not science
  • 2. Some plants eat meat.
A) Not science
B) Pseudo Science
C) Science
  • 3. Green plants convert sunlight into energy.
A) Science
B) Pseudo Science
C) Not science
  • 4. Without light green plants will die.
A) Pseudo Science
B) Not science
C) Science
  • 5. Walking under a ladder will cause bad luck.
A) Pseudo Science
B) Not science
C) Science
  • 6. If you are a “Scorpio”, your horoscope for today is “you’ll say I feel rich”
A) Science
B) Pseudo Science
C) Not science
  • 7. Life comes from life and cannot come from non-life.
A) Not science
B) Pseudo Science
C) Science
  • 8. Moses parted the sea so his people could cross to the other side.
A) Pseudo Science
B) Not science
C) Science
  • 9. The Bermuda Triangle causes ships and planes to sink and disappear.
A) Pseudo Science
B) Not science
C) Science
  • 10. The number of human chromosomes was once “known” to be 48, but is now considered to be 46.
A) Not science
B) Science
C) Pseudo Science
  • 11. Living things were once grouped into 2 major categories, then 3, then 4, and now 5, because the criteria used for classifying living things has changed.
A) Not science
B) Pseudo Science
C) Science
  • 12. We know that the world began about 6000 years ago, and nothing will change that.
A) Science
B) Pseudo Science
C) Not science
  • 13. At one time, it was thought the heart pumped blood out of a large container as an “open system,” but now it is known that blood “circulates” in a closed system.
A) Pseudo Science
B) Science
C) Not science
  • 14. Write a Testable question for the following statement: Without light green plants will die.
  • 15. Write a testable question for the following statement: Green plants will grow toward a light.
  • 16. Write a testable question for the following statement: Animals behave oddly before an earthquake.
  • 17. Write a testable question for the following statement: Heavy objects fall faster than lighter objects.
  • 18. Which of the following is not a natural explanation?
A) Interactions between particles from the sun and the earth’s magnetic field cause the Aurora Borealis.
B) Rain is caused when warm air cools, the water vapor condenses, and the dropletts become to heavy to stay in the air.
C) All of the explanations are natural.
D) The length of day is caused by Appollo riding his chariot into the sky.
  • 19. Which of the following is a testable question?
A) Are there more people who like red grapes than green grapes?
B) Are demons responsible for my car not working?
C) Do red grapes taste better than green grapes?
D) Does voodoo magic cause people to get sick in parts of Africa?
  • 20. Which of the following is not a phenomena.
A) A trick in a magic show.
B) the change of the moon’s shape during the month
C) lightning
D) A solar eclipse.
  • 21. Which of the following is a testable question.
A) Does magic really exist?
B) Will the angle of the sun in the sky at noon be different at the winter solstice and the summer solstice?
C) Is vegetarianism better than eating meat?
D) Will plants grow faster if I add more fertilizer and water them more?
  • 22. Which of the following is NOT a testable question.
A) • How does the ratio of salt added to an ice cream maker effect the amount of time it takes to make ice cream?
B) • How does the size of a rubber ball affect the height of its bounce?
C) How tall will plants grow?
D) • How does the amount of water effect the growth of plants?
  • 23. Which of the following is NOT a testable question.
A) • How does the height of a ramp affect the distance a ball rolls?
B) Which brand of bubble gum do you like more Bubble Yum or Extra?
C) • How does the brand of bubble gum affect the size of a bubble blown?
D) • How does the height of a ramp affect the distance a toy car rolls?
  • 24. Which of the following is NOT a testable question.
A) • How does the type of liquid used to make ice cubes affect the rate at which it melts?
B) How high will the girl jump?
C) • How does the kind of sugar affect the size of a crystal?
D) • How does the speed that I approach a jump with (standing, jogging, sprinting) effect the length of a jump?
  • 25. Which of the following is NOT a testable question.
A) • How does the amount of air pressure in a ball and the type of surface affect the height a ball will bounce?
B) • How does the amount of air pressure in a ball affect the height a ball will bounce?
C) • How does the type of paper (copy paper vs. construction paper) effect the distance a paper airplane will fly?
D) • How does eliminating half of the butter in a chocolate chip cookie recipe affect the cookie’s height?
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