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Revision Summary - Science Form 1

Revision Summary - Science Form 1


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Revision Summary - Science Form 1

These are brief summary questions that is necessary for you to be able to answer after each chapter learned.

Please do come and refer to your science teacher for any inquiries

The revision summary was taken from the ‘EXPRESS Studybook Series Form 1’ by L. C. Chew & A.S. Ong(Produced by Pelangi Sdn. Bhd.) This book also includes

Brief & Concise Conceptual Map Glossary

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What is science? Give 5 examples of natural phenomena. Name the benefits of science to mankind. Name 5 science related careers List out the sequence of steps in a scientific investigation. What will happen to the period of oscillation of a pendulum if the length of the pendulum is increased?

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What is a physical quantity? Name 5 basic quantities and their S.I. units. What is weight? Name 2 tools that can be used to measure weight. What is mass? Name 3 types of balances which is used to measure mass. State 5 differences between WEIGHT & MASS. Name some instrument used to measure length. Name 3 apparatus that is used to measure the volume of liquids. What is parallax error? How to measure the volume an irregular shape object using water. Why is it important to use SI units for measurement?

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What is the basic unit of all living things? Label a diagram of a light microscope and state the functions of each part. List the procedures which you must follow when using a light microscope.

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Describe an experiment to prepare a slide of human cheek cells.
List the steps involved in the preparation of a slide of onion cells. Draw a diagram of a typical animal cell and plant cell. Label the typical structures of the cells and list their functions.

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State the similarities and differences between a typical animal cell and plant cell. State the meaning of unicellular organisms. Name the different types of human cells and state their functions. Arrange sequentially the cell organisation in the human body from simple to complex using the terms cell, tissue, organ, system and organism.


Give a reason to explain why human beings are considered special organisms.

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What is matter? Name 4 examples of matter and 4 examples of non-matter. Describe 2 activities that can prove that air is matter. Describe 1 activity to show that matter is made up of small discrete particles. Name the 3 states of matter. Describe 5 physical characteristics for each of them. Define diffusion. Compare the rates of diffusion in solids, liquids and gases. Define Brownian movement. (a) Draw diagram to show the difference in the arrangement of particles of solids, liquids and gases. (b) Compare the arrangement and the movement of particles of solids, liquids and gases. (a) What is density? (b) Name 2 units used to measure density. (c) What is the formula for calculating density? Explain : (a) Why do some objects float in water? (b) Why do some objects sink in water? What happen to a gas when it is compressed under high pressure? State 2 advantages of storing liquefied gas under high pressure in cylinders. Name 5 applications of the concept of density.

What are the resources needed to sustain life? Define element. Name 3 examples of elements. List 4 examples of metals and non-metals. State the differences between properties of metals and non-metals. 5. Define compound. Explain how compounds are formed. 6. Name 4 examples of compounds. 7. Define mixture. 8. Name 5 examples of mixture. 9. State the differences between the propertis of compounds and mixtures. 10. Name 5 methods used to separate mixtures. 11. Explain the important between the Earth’s resources and the basic needs of life. 12. Explain the importance of preservation and conservation of Earth’s resources.
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Give a reason why air is classified as mixture. 2. State what is air made up of. 3. What is the percentage of oxygen in the air? 4. List the properties of (a) oxygen (b) carbon dioxide 5. Choose a suitable test for oxygen and carbon dioxide. 6. State the products of respiration. 7. Compare the contents of inhaled air and exhaled air. 8. What is combustion? 9. Give 2 examples of: (a) carbon (b) hydrocarbon 10. Explain what air pollution is. 11. List 5 examples of air pollutants. 12. Name the gas that causes the greenhouse effect.

1. List the various forms of energy. 2. Lists the sources of energy. 3. What energy changes take place when a marble is 4. 5.



released form the top of an inclined plank? Name the primary source of energy. Define and give 2 examples of (a) renewable sources of energy. (b) non-renewable sources of energy. What are the uses of solar energy? State the reasons as to why we conserve energy? State 2 ways to conserve energy.

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State 2 sources of heat. State the difference between heat and temperature. What are the 3 ways in which of heat is transfer? State the meaning of convection. Give 2 examples of heat flow in natural phenomena. What are heat conductors and heat insulators? State the physical processes involved in the following change in state of matter: (a) Solid to liquid (b) Liquid to solid (c) Liquid to gas (d) Gas to liquid (e) Solid to gas What is absorbed or released when a change in state of matter takes place? Name 2 devices that apply the principle of expansion and contraction of matter. Which kinds of surfaces absorb heat better? Which kinds of surfaces release heat faster? How do you improve air circulation in your classroom? Describe how vacuum flask keeps its contents warm.

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