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Knox College

Grade 8 Biology Test
Name: ...................................................

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Instructions: Answer ALL Questions in the spaces provided
1) Name three body fluids that contain water.
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2) What percentage of the Earth and Human body is made up of water?
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Human Body………………………

3) State TWO reasons why water is important to:
PLANTS
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HUMANS
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4) Name two substances that can be used to test for the presence of water
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5) Water in its gaseous state is called…………………………, but in the solid state it is
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6) List FOUR properties of water
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7) Define the following terms:
Solution
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Solute
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………………………….. 9) State TWO reason why water is considered as the universal solvent …………………………………………………………………………………….. Soluble …………………………. The sea ………………………….. …………………………..…………………………. …………………………. Dr Thomas P.………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………. ………………………….....………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………….. …………………………. Solvent …………………………. .………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………. …………………………. Insoluble ………………………….………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………... ………………………….. …………………………...………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………. 10) State how living things obtain water ………………………….…………………………………………………………... 8) Look at the following two water sources and write TWO ways in which each water source can be used. A well …………………………..………………………………………………………….. Instructions: Answer ALL Questions in the spaces provided 1) Define the term Science …………………………. 2) Briefly explain the work done the following Famous Jamaican Scientist. Lecky ………………………….

…………………………. 5) Draw and label the following safety symbol i)Toxic ii) Explosive iii) Flammable . Dr Paula Tennant …………………………... ………...…………………………………………………………....………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………. ………………………….. ………………………….………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………...………..………..…………………………………………………………… …………………………. …………………. …………………………..………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………. 3) Write FOUR Safety rules that should be observed while working in the laboratory ………………………….…………………………..………………….. …………………...……………………………………………………………… 4) Define the term hypothesis.………………………………………………………………….. …………………………. ………………………………………………………………= …………………………..