Words Used in Science
The "bending of light" that is evident in a rainbow is called refraction.

Words Used in Science

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Alkali and current are words usually used in science. As a Science student, you will be learning new terminology relative to Science. As an English student, you will need to remember the terms and also how to spell them!

Test your knowledge of words used in science by playing this quiz on the subject.

1.
Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Opaque
Not see through
Precious gem
See through
Transparent
'See through' = 'transparent'
2.
Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Alkali
Concentrates acids
Makes acids stronger
Neutralizes strong acids
Stabilizes acids
Alkalis also combine with acids to form salts
3.
Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Refraction
Anger
Bending of light
Ire
Reflection
'To refract' = 'to bend back/alter the course of'
4.
Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Conductor
Allows electrical current to flow
Collects fares
Does not allow electrical current to flow
Leads music
In science = 'allowing the passage of current'
5.
Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Current
Dried fruit
Flow of charge around a circuit
Grape
Money
'Currant' = dried grape!
6.
Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Density
Ratio of heaviness to area
Ratio of size to thickness
Ratio of thickness to size
Ratio of weight to volume
'Ratio' = proportion
7.
Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Classification
Groups of living things
Mixture of fossils
Selection of classrooms
Size of classes
8.
Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Reactivity series
List of metals in order of chemical reactivity
List of physical reactions
List of plastics in order of chemical reactivity
List of reactions in response to physical activity
A racing pulse might be a response to physical activity!
9.
Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Electrical circuit
Circular area
Gym session
Path of current
Running track
'Circuit training' = gym session!
10.
Select the correct meaning for the following term.
Resistor
Allows electrical current to flow
Allows water current to flow
Does not allow air current to flow
Does not allow electrical current to flow
A resistor resists current flow
Author:  Sue Daish

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