December 06, 2005

In honor of my DH-- UPDATED!

You Passed 8th Grade Science
Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!
Could You Pass 8th Grade Science?

Good God I hope so! It would be sad if they could give you a PhD in science without being able to pass the 8th grade...

Minor quibbles:
1) It's nucleus. Not "nuclues"
2) 8th grade is PHYSICAL SCIENCE, so questions 2,4,5,and technically 6 (see below) don't count.
3) Question 6: What is the charge of a neuron? Umm? As if? The right question for the correct answer is "What is the charge of a neutron?". However, as asked, the correct answer is: depends on the ion concentration and the firing state.

Stolen from a Baboon with an eyepatch

UPDATE!!! Answers below the fold!

1. Mike is converting potential energy to kinetic energy. A.

2. This is a "choose the best answer" question. While B, nucleus, is technically right, the correct answer is C, chromosomes. The DNA makes up the chromosomes.

3. B, Helium (He). Which is an element. The other choices are compunds made up of multiple elements (Water-- H2O; Salt-- NaCl, and Chocolate--C7H8N4O2).

4. The nucleus is the "brains" of the cell, so the correct answer is B, direct the activity of the cell.

5. The answer is D, High Rainfall, stable temperatures. Think Rainforest.

6. The answer is C, 0. A neutron has no charge, just mass.

7. Volume, mass, and diameter are constant properties since the bowling ball is a solid. However, weight is a measurement of the force exerted on the object by gravity. To clarify, mass tells us how much of something is there, weight tells us how much force we have to use to move it in any direction other than down. So, since gravity on the moon is about 1/6 Earth's gravity, the answer is A, weight.

8. More Moon gravity. The answer is B.

Posted by caltechgirl at December 6, 2005 08:37 AM | TrackBack

I gave this a try and got 6 out of 8 correct. But now, I'm annoyed because they didn't provide the answers, and I'm not sure which two I got wrong. I think I missed the one about the nucleus.

Posted by: Anita at December 6, 2005 10:32 AM

i got 6 out of 8 too...and i am also annoyed that they don't give the answers. boo.

Posted by: bn at December 6, 2005 11:33 AM

"Congratulations, you got 7/8 correct!"

This is quite shocking to me as I am more a math person than a science person. I'm not sure which one I got wrong either, might have been the neutron one.
Yay me!

Posted by: Amanda at December 6, 2005 12:01 PM

Many thanks for the answers! I got 4 and 6 wrong . . .I'm glad to be properly educated now!

Posted by: Anita at December 6, 2005 12:35 PM

Thanks for the answers, it was the neutron one. =)

Posted by: Amanda at December 6, 2005 12:39 PM

I'm a science idiot, I only got seven out of eight right. I picked chromosomes.

Posted by: Contagion at December 7, 2005 05:45 AM

6 out of 8 for me too! Pretty good seeing as when I actually did 8th grade science and passed it was 19 years ago!

Posted by: Amanda at December 7, 2005 12:11 PM

#6 had a typo, which didn't ultimately change its correctness. It said "neuron," not "neutron." And the charge of a neuron (at rest) is 0.

Posted by: gus3 at December 11, 2005 08:22 PM

ummm. duh. Did you read the answers in the extended?

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 12, 2005 09:48 AM