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1 TCAP Vocabulary Review 6 th Grade Science

2 The study of animals and how they interact with their environment is called__________. 1. science 2. ecology 3. zoology 4. geology 0%0%0%0%

3 Science is 1. a subject in school 2. study of animals 3. process that allows people to ask questions about the world around them 4. a person that does scientific discoveries 0%0%0%0%

4 A person that works to solve questions about the world around them is a geologist 2. scientist 3. teacher 4. ecology 0%0%0%0%

5 Technology is computers, calculators, pens 2. lab equipment 3. only computers 4. the application of science to make products or tools that people can use. 0%0%0%0%

6 Research made only through observations 1. experimental research 2. descriptive research 0%0%

7 Research through experiments 1. descriptive research 2. experimental research 0%0%

8 A way, or steps, scientist use to solve problems are ____. 1. experimental research 2. scientific models 3. scientific methods 4. descriptive research 0%0%0%0%

9 A _______ represents things that happen too slowly, too quickly, or too big, or too small to observe directly. 1. model 2. descriptive research 3. experimental research 4. scientist 0%0%0%0%

10 A _________ is a tentative explanation for an observation that can be tested scientifically. 1. descriptive research 2. independent variable 3. dependent variable 4. hypothesis 0%0%0%0%

11 A factor that purposely is changed in an experiment. 1. independent variable 2. hypothesis 3. dependent variable 4. constant 0%0%0%0%

12 A factor that may change as a result of changes purposely made to the independent variable. 1. independent variable 2. constant 3. dependent variable 4. hypothesis 0%0%0%0%

13 Variables that stay the same are called ________. 1. independent variable 2. dependent variable 3. hypothesis 4. constant 0%0%0%0%

14 A _______ is a limiting factor for a model. 1. scientist 2. constraint 3. pilot plant 4. test 0%0%0%0%

15 A ________ is a scaled-down version of the real production equipment that closely models actual manufacturing conditions 1. constraint 2. hypothesis 3. pilot plant 4. model 0%0%0%0%

16 The _______ includes the top portion of Earths crust, all the waters that cover the Earths surface, and the atmosphere that rounds the Earth. 1. population 2. community 3. ecosystem 4. biosphere 0%0%0%0%

17 A place where an animal lives 1. biosphere 2. population 3. habitat 4. community 0%0%0%0%

18 A(n) _________ consists of all the organisms living in an area, as well as the abiotic factors of the environment. 1. population 2. community 3. ecosystem 4. biosphere 0%0%0%0%

19 A _______ is made up of all organisms of the same species that live in an area. 1. population 2. community 3. ecosystem 4. biosphere 0%0%0%0%

20 A ______ is all the populations of all species living in a particular area. 1. population 2. community 3. ecosystem 4. biosphere 0%0%0%0%

21 A________ is anything that restricts the number of individuals in a population. 1. carrying capacity 2. limiting factor 3. biotic factors 4. abiotic factors 0%0%0%0%

22 Living things in an environment 1. biotic factors 2. abiotic factors 0%0%

23 Non-living things within an environment 1. biotic factors 2. abiotic factors 0%0%

24 ______ is the largest number of individuals one species that an ecosystem can support. 1. limiting factors 2. abiotic factors 3. biotic factors 4. carrying capacity 0%0%0%0%

25 Organisms that use an outside energy source, like the sun, to produce their own food 1. producers 2. consumers 3. herbivores 4. carnivores 0%0%0%0%

26 A consumer that eats both producers and consumers 1. herbivore 2. carnivore 3. omnivore 4. decomposer 0%0%0%0%

27 An organism that breaks down decaying material and puts the nutrients back into the soil. 1. herbivore 2. carnivore 3. omnivore 4. decomposer 0%0%0%0%

28 Organisms that cannot make their own food are called_____. 1. producers 2. consumers 3. herbivores 4. carnivores 0%0%0%0%

29 Herbivores consume_____. 1. carnivores 2. consumers 3. producers 4. decomposers 0%0%0%0%

30 A ___________ is a simple model of the feeding relationships in an ecosystem. 1. food chain 2. food web 3. food city 4. symbiosis 0%0%0%0%

31 A ________ is a complex model of the transfer of energy within an ecosystem. 1. food chain 2. food web 3. symbiosis 4. none of the above 0%0%0%0%

32 Large geographic areas that have similar climates and ecosystems are called_________. 1. biome 2. tundra 3. taiga 4. grassland 0%0%0%0%

33 The _______ is a cold, dry, treeless region, sometimes called a cold desert. 1. tundra 2. taiga 3. grassland 4. desert 0%0%0%0%

34 The ________ is a cold, forest region dominated by cone-bearing evergreen trees. 1. tundra 2. taiga 3. desert 4. grassland 0%0%0%0%

35 Forest that are dominated with deciduous trees that lose their leaves every autumn are called what. 1. temperate deciduous forest 2. tropical rain forest 3. temperate rain forest 4. tropical rain forest 0%0%0%0%

36 Warm temperatures, wet weather, and lush plant growth are found in the __________. 1. temperate deciduous forest 2. temperate rain forest 3. tropical rain forest 4. tropical deciduous forest 0%0%0%0%

37 The driest, hottest biome is called the _________. 1. tundra 2. taiga 3. grassland 4. desert 0%0%0%0%

38 Regions with a wet and a dry season, with mostly grass, and no trees are called _____ 1. taiga 2. tundra 3. desert 4. grassland 0%0%0%0%

39 A round, three- dimensional object is called a ________. 1. pyramid 2. circle 3. cube 4. sphere 0%0%0%0%

40 Earths imaginary line that goes through both North and South poles, is called ________. 1. axis 2. magnetic poles 3. solstice 4. equinox 0%0%0%0%

41 The spinning of Earth on its axis, called _______, causes day and night. 1. axis 2. sphere 3. rotation 4. revolution 0%0%0%0%

42 Earths orbit around the sun is called ______. 1. rotation 2. revolution 3. solstice 4. equinox 0%0%0%0%

43 An elongated closed curve, or the shape of Earths orbit. 1. oval 2. ellipse 3. solstice 4. equinox 0%0%0%0%

44 The different appearance that the moon takes throughout the month is called :___________. 1. earth phases 2. sun phases 3. moon phases 4. none of the above 0%0%0%0%

45 A _______ occurs when the moon is between the Earth and the Sun. 1. new moon 2. full moon 3. 1 st quarter 4. 2 nd quarter 0%0%0%0%

46 A __________occurs when all the moons surface facing earth reflects light. 1. new moon 2. full moon 3. 1 st quarter 4. 2 nd quarter 0%0%0%0%

47 When the light of the moon is increasing, the phases are considered to be __________. 1. waxing 2. waning 0%0%

48 When the light of the moon is decreasing in size, the moon phase is considered to be what? waxing waning 0%0%

49 A _____ occurs when the moon moves directly between the Sun and Earth. 1. lunar eclipse 2. solar eclipse 0%0%

50 When the Earths shadow falls on the moon, a _______ occurs. 1. solar eclipse 2. lunar eclipse 0%0%

51 A symbiotic relationship where one species benefits while the other is harmed. 1. mutualism 2. parasitism 3. commensalism 4. none of the above 0%0%0%0%

52 The ______ is the day when the Sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator. 1. solstice 2. equinox 0%0%

53 An ________ occurs when the Sun is directly above the earths equator. 1. solstice 2. equinox 0%0%

54 The darkest portion of the moons shadow is called the ________. 1. solar eclipse 2. lunar eclipse 3. umbra 4. penumbra 0%0%0%0%

55 A symbiotic relationship, where both species benefits 1. mutualism 2. commensalism 3. parasitism 4. none of the above 0%0%0%0%

56 A symbiotic relationship where one species benefits while the other is unaffected. 1. mutualism 2. parasitism 3. commensalism 4. none of the above 0%0%0%0%

57 Surrounding the umbra is a lighter shadow on Earths surface called the __________. 1. umbra 2. penumbra 3. solar eclipse 4. lunar eclipse 0%0%0%0%


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