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2 Objective 1 TEK 1 The student, for at least 40% of the time, conducts field and laboratory investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices. (A)Demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations. TEK 2 The student uses scientific methods during field and laboratory investigations. (A)Plan and implement investigative procedures including asking questions formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and technology. (B)Collect data and make measurements with precision and accuracy. (C)Organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends from data. (D)Communicate valid conclusions. TEK 3 The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions. (A)Analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories. (B)Draw inferences based on data related to promotional materials for products and services.

3 ObjectiveTopic10 th Grade 11 th Grade 1Safety, Scientific Process, Graphs, Charts 17 2Cells, DNA, Cell processes118 3Kingdoms, Ecosystems,118 4Chemistry811 5Physics811 Total55 You have to get 29 questions out of 55 to pass this test. Data shows that students who answer at least10 of17 correctly from objective 1usually pass.


5 1.Never eat or drink in the lab. 2.Remain alert at all times. 3.Keep your area free of clutter. 4. Follow both written and verbal directions. 5.Students may not work alone. 6.Remain at your workstation. 7.Always wear goggles and other safety items. 8.Secure all loose items. 9.Hair should be pulled back. 10.Contacts are no allowed. 1.Never pipette by mouth. 2.Never use broken glassware. 3.Hot glass looks like cool glass. 4.Hot glass does not go in water. 5.Test tubes should be heated with the mouth away from people. 6.Always poor acid into water. 7.Never touch electrical devices with wet hands. 8.Never smell a chemical directly. 9.Never poor unknown chemicals down the sink. 10.Never return unused chemicals to the original container.


7 Caustic or corrosive- Will corrode or eat away metal, skin, or other substances. Volatile- Evaporates quickly, may form dangerous vapors. Flammable (may ignite)- will catch on fire or explode easily. Ventilation- removing contaminated air and brining in fresh air. Safety Terms:




11 Balance (not a triple beam) To measure mass (weight) of substances or objects accurately

12 graduated cylinder (graduate) To measure volume of liquids accurately

13 SI Ruler (“Metric” is slang.) To measure the lengths of solid objects accurately

14 SI thermometer To measure temperature accurately oCoC

15 magnifying glass (hand lens) To make objects appear larger than they are

16 Bunsen burner To heat substances (with a flame)

17 hot plate To heat substances using electricity, not a flame.

18 ring stand with clamp and ring To hold containers away from a heat source (such as fire) during an experiment

19 safety goggles To protect eyes against burns or cuts

20 microscope To view specimens that are too small to see with the naked eye Molecular Expressions Microscopy Primer: Virtual Microscopy: Interactive Java Tutorials

21 slide To hold a specimen (sample) for viewing through a microscope

22 cover slip To cover a specimen (or sample) on a slide

23 medicine dropper (eyedropper) To drop small amount of liquids

24 forceps To pick up small items that you should not touch

25 Petri dish To grow bacteria and other tiny living things

26 test tube To hold liquids and chemicals during experiments (investigations)

27 test tube rack To hold test tubes during an investigation. (After cleaning, test tubes can be placed upside down to dry.)

28 test tube tongs To hold test tubes over heat or away from your body

29 test tube brush To clean the insides of test tubes after investigations

30 Erlenmeyer flask To hold liquids NOT used to measure accurately

31 Florence flask Used to hold liquids NOT used to measure accurately

32 beaker To hold, pour, or estimate liquids NOT used to measure substances accurately

33 tongs To pick up large objects that you should not touch (e.g., hot containers, flasks of acids, etc.)

34 Funnel To pour liquids from one container to another without spilling anything

35 stirring rod To mix chemicals and hot liquids together (like a spoon)

36 litmus paper To determine whether a liquid is an acid or a base

37 Accurate measurement When measuring distance: You will have a ruler on the side of your formula sheet. USE IT if you are asked to measure distance on a map or a length. You must measure accurately and precisely. The wrong answer choices will test to see if you do.

38 Measure the length of a tile. Measure the width of your folder.

39 When measuring liquids: Wear goggles! Use a graduated cylinder or graduated pipette. Beakers are not accurate!!! Read the bottom of the meniscus (curved line formed by the water) on a graduated cylinder or burette. Check your units. Do they increase or decrease? Do they go up by 1.0, 0.1, or 5.0? Read carefully. Volume of irregular objects: Use a graduated cylinder to take volume by water displacement.

40 14 mL

41 When massing solids: Wear goggles! Use a weigh boat or paper. Subtract out the weight of the container or paper to zero the balance. Clean up spills.

42 Read the balance with the weigh paper. Read the balance with the weigh paper and chemical. Now subtract.

43 Experimental set-up/Scientific Method : When scientists begin an experiment they use the steps of the Scientific Method. You will be asked to do many of these steps on the test. The Problem (in the form of a question) that the scientists will try to answer, must be logical and based on data or observations. A prediction called a Hypothesis is next. It must be a testable statement that you could gather data to prove. (You can’t measure which is the “prettiest”, “strongest”, or “best”.)

44 You must control an experiment. You can test only one variable at a time. (How does the amount of water effect plant growth? Keep the light, containers, soil and plants the same.) Controls are kept the same in all trials. A Control Group is the set-up that isn’t changed. (One plant gets the normal amount of water!). The independent variable is the thing you change (amount of water). The dependent variable is the result of the change you made(height of plant in cm.). Controls: Light, type of plant, amount of soil, pot, temperature.

45 Independent variable: Amount of water given in mm. Dependent variable: Plant growth in cm.

46 The Conclusion must be supported by the data and results you gather. To be valid, each experiment needs a large sample size (grow 2000 plants in each experiment) and must be repeated many times in order to prove the Hypothesis (grow 2000 plants 100 times). If you are collecting samples, in an experiment, do it randomly. Don’t take them all from one place. Yes!No!

47 Reading Graphs and Making Calculations Some TAKS questions ask students to analyze graphs or do basic math calculations to solve problems or draw conclusions. The Independent Variable on a graph is on the X-axis. The Dependent variable is on the Y-axis.

48 Line graphs represent change over time. The steeper the slope of a line, the faster the change in time is occurring. Pie graphs represent %’s of a whole.

49 Pictographs use symbols to represent numbers. Always check keys and legends to accurately read units and labels on graphs. Bar graphs represent numbers of individuals or items in each category.

50 You may be asked to calculate a %. To find a %, divide the # of items you have by the total #, then multiply by 100. Carefully read product labels and claims. Make sure you can separate fact from opinion.

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