Chapter 9: Science | Pretest

  1. Which specific division of science are you most interested in, and why?
  2. What step-by-step process do scientists use to formulate, test, and evaluate a problem or hypothesis?
  3. If you read the assigned chapters and study for the tests in this class, what is your hypothesis about how well you will do in the class?
  4. Would studying the different bones in your body fall in the field of anatomy or physiology?
  5. Would studying the physical point of connection between two bones be considered anatomy or physiology?
  6. What is the name for genetic material, shaped like a double helix, which is found in every cell in the human body?
  7. Which cells can be found in human embryos and are often cause for debate?
  8. Name five organs in your body.
  9. What is the chemical processes that occur within a living organism by which cells produce energy to sustain life called?
  10. What does it mean when your body has the ability to resist certain bacteria and viruses?
  11. Name two organs that you can live without.
  12. What is the scale that measures how acidic a substance is?
  13. What is the term for the maturation process that teenagers experience between the ages of 8 and 14?
  14. What are some diseases of the respiratory system?
  15. What is a sexually transmitted infection?
  16. What is the difference between an artery and a vein?
  17. What is a function of the digestive system?
  18. What are some diseases of the urinary system?
  19. When does the prenatal life stage occur?
  20. What is Maslow's hierarchy of needs?