Science as Inquiry The Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry



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Correct response: C
Physical Science - Motions and Forces

GLE 23—Predict the direction of a force applied to an object and how it will change the speed and direction of the object

Jenny threw a paper airplane toward the west. The wind, however, caused the airplane to move in a southwestern direction.


Which statement best describes the direction of the wind?


A. The wind is blowing from the north.

B. The wind is blowing from the south.

C. The wind is blowing from the west.

D. The wind is blowing from the east.

Correct response: A

Physical Science - Transformations of Energy

GLE 24—Describe and give examples of how all forms of energy may be classified as potential or kinetic energy
Noah carried a skateboard up a hill and then rode the skateboard down the hill. When Noah reached the bottom of the hill, he rolled to a stop. When did Noah have the most potential energy?

A. while carrying the skateboard up the hill

B. while standing on the skateboard at the top of the hill

C. while riding the skateboard down the hill

D. while standing on the skateboard at the bottom of the hill
Correct response: B
Physical Science - Transformations of Energy

GLE 26—Describe and summarize observations of the transmission, reflection, and absorption of sound, light, and heat energy
What happens to green light and red light when they shine on a green leaf?

A. Both are absorbed.

B. Both are reflected.

C. Green light is absorbed, and red light is reflected.

D. Green light is reflected, and red light is absorbed.

Correct response: D

Physical Science - Transformations of Energy

GLE 32—Identify and illustrate key characteristics of waves (e.g., wavelength, frequency, amplitude)

Use these graphs to answer the question.

The two waves above are traveling at the same speed. Which statement

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