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Name:

Joshua Dennia

Hr:

1st

Date:

8/26/2015

WS 1-1: What is Physics?


mechanics

vibrations & waves


physical sciences

mathematically

life sciences
relativity

electromagnetism

thermodynamics
optics

equations

technology

For questions 1-5, use terms from the word bank to fill in the blanks below.
Each word is only used once.
life sciences
physical sciences
1. The study of science branches
and
.
mathematically
2. Scientific findings expressed
are easier to verify or disprove by
experiment.
equations
3. Mathematical
are used in science because they easily show relationships
between concepts.
technology
4.
uses tools and techniques to put science to practical use.
5. Which branch of physics studies:
a. mechanics
Car safety during collisions
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.

vibrations & waves


optics

How the shape of a cave affects an echo


Which sunglasses are best for cutting the glare on a ski slope

thermodynamics

electromagnitsim
relitivity

How the cooling system in a refrigerator works


How current flows from the outlet to your television
Nuclear energy

Science is a method of answering; technology is a method of solving. Write S or T to indicate


whether the following statements describe science or technology.
a) T
b)

Involves the design and creation of something for the use and enjoyment of
humans
Has to do with discovering facts and relationships between observable
phenomena in nature

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Bridging Curriculum
Laws governing speed limits on highways are determined by a majority vote by citizens of a
state or their representatives. Compare this democratic procedure to the way scientific laws
are established with regard to the following questions. Explain your reasoning in
COMPLETE sentences!!
a. Can scientific laws be changed by a vote? Why?

Yes scientific laws are generally determined by the overall approval of the scientific community because scienc

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Yes scientific laws are generally determined by the overall approval of the scientific community because scienc

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Yes scientific laws are generally determined by the overall approval of the scientific community because scienc

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b. Can the speed of light be legislated? Why?

No because we have already proven and determend what the speed of light is using advanced measurement te

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No because we have already proven and determend what the speed of light is using advanced measurement te

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No because we have already proven and determend what the speed of light is using advanced measurement te

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c. Can scientists from other countries change what physicists in the United States think?

yes because information is shared so vastly.

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yes because information is shared so vastly.

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yes because information is shared so vastly.

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