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Scientific Terms Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Scientific Terms Study Guide

Activity 1: WORD MATCH

Match each word on the left with its description on the right.

1. equilibrium a. change
2. metamorphosis b. resistance
3. nucleus c. duplication
4. biodegradable d. balance
5. friction e. center
6. replication f. decomposable
7. hypotheses g. nondominant
8. recessive h. DNA strand
9. enzyme i. unproven
10. chromosome j.complex protein

Activity 2: PICK-A-WORD

Choose the vocabulary word from the box that best completes each sentence.

antioxidant friction metabolism recessive
bacteria hypotheses photosynthesis replication
biodegradable inertia
  1. I take vitamins C and E every day for their _____ properties.
  2. Right now there are two _____, but eventually we’ll prove one to be fact.
  3. I have a very fast _____ and it processes everything I eat quickly.
  4. My family tries to buy only _____ products so as not to fill up the landfills.
  5. Plants depend completely on _____ in order to grow.
  6. Blue eyes is apparently a _____ gene in our family
  7. Almost all of today’s colds and flu come from some kind of _____.
  8. Rubbing my sock-covered feet across the carpeting created a lot of _____.
  9. I tried to move, but _____ kept me from going forward.
  10. I wish _____ was possible so that I could make a few more of myself and then I could be in at least two places at one time!

Activity 3: GET CREATIVE

On the lines below, write a story using at least five of the vocabulary words from this lesson. Make sure you use the correct form of the word.

Activity 4: HIDDEN WORDS

All the vocabulary words are hidden in this puzzle. Look across, down, diagonally, and backward to find them.

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Answers

Activity 1: WORD MATCH

  1. d
  2. a
  3. e
  4. f
  5. b
  6. c
  7. i
  8. g
  9. j
  10. h

Activity 2: PICK-A-WORD

  1. antioxidant
  2. hypotheses
  3. metabolism
  4. biodegradable
  5. photosynthesis
  6. recessive
  7. bacteria
  8. friction
  9. inertia
  10. replication

Activity 3: GET CREATIVE

There are no right or wrong answers for this activity. However, you may wish to have a family member, friend, or teacher review your response and give feedback.

Activity 4: HIDDEN WORDS

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