True or False Worksheet for Biology

Indicate whether the statement is true or false.

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 1. 

Accepting ideas is the cornerstone of scientific thought. _________________________

 2. 

Skepticism is a habit of mind in which a person accepts the validity of accepted ideas. _________________________

 3. 

The law of gravity and the law of conservation of energy are national laws. _________________________

 4. 

Scientific investigations require ethical behavior. _________________________

 5. 

Most scientific investigations begin with observations that lead to universal laws. _________________________

 6. 

hypothesis is a possible explanation that can be tested by observation or experimentation. _________________________

 7. 

The control group and the experimental group are identical except for one variable. _________________________

 8. 

hypothesis is a general explanation for a broad range of data. _________________________

 9. 

International System of Units (SI) is the official name of the metric system. _________________________

 10. 

A centimeter is equal to 10 millimeters. _________________________

 11. 

Light and electron autoclaves help magnify objects. _________________________

 12. 

technique is a way of doing something. _________________________

 13. 

In the event of a lab accident, one thing you should always do is remain calm. _________________________

 14. 

Biology is the study of nonliving things. _________________________

 15. 

A student who wants to study bacteria would take microbiology classes. _________________________

 16. 

Reproduction insures ongoing generations of both one-celled organisms and frogs. _________________________

 17. 

Homeostasis is the maintenance of a stable internal environment in spite of changes in the external environment. _________________________

 18. 

The bacterium that causes cholera is an example of a pathogen. _________________________

 19. 

Scientists discovered that predicting the spread of cholera involves understanding reproductive behavior of plankton. _________________________

 20. 

The study of all the factors in the spread of cholera in human populations is an example of ecology. _________________________

 21. 

Scientists in the 21st century are better able to prevent disease because of their improved understanding of biology. _________________________

 22. 

The completion of the Human Genome Project was one minor contribution to the ability to cure disease. _________________________

 23. 

Scientists expect people to live longer lives because of advances in the science of biology. _________________________

 24. 

The application of technology to medicine has greatly increased the ability of people to live healthy lives. _________________________

 25. 

Genetic engineering is the only practical application of biotechnology. _________________________

 26. 

Genetic engineering is widely used in agriculture to produce crops that are pest-resistant. _________________________

 27. 

Surrounding a drug compound with a layer of atoms that allows for the slow release of the drug is an example of genetic engineering. _________________________

 28. 

Making a new kind of fastener modeled on the way an aquatic animal fastens onto rocks on the ocean floor is an example of nanotechnology. _________________________

 29. 

Biometrics involves analyzing large amounts of data on biological characteristics. _________________________

 30. 

Unique genetic traits, such as hair color, are the most important source of data for biometrics. _________________________

 31. 

Advances in biotechnology have been slowed by ethical concerns. _________________________

 32. 

The ethics of different kinds of biotechnology will be decided by individuals and scientists. _________________________

 33. 

One good way to protect the environment is to learn more about it. _________________________

 34. 

Environmental science involves neither the study of organisms nor their physical surroundings. _________________________

 35. 

One reason that wildlife biologists collect DNA samples from endangered species is the hope that these species can be cloned if they become extinct. _________________________

 36. 

Genetic engineering is used to track the movements of animals in the wild. _________________________

 37. 

Community environmental groups make problems for environmental research. _________________________