IPS Exam Study Guide

Scientific Method

1. Identify problem.

2. Gather information

3. Form hypothesis/theory

4. Perform experiment.

5. Analyze data.

6. Conclusion.


Test odors of liquids by wafting them under your nose.

When diluting acid, you must always pour the acid into the water.

You should wash your hands with soap and water after handling all chemicals.

Never use force to remove or insert glass.

Before leaving class, your lab area must be completely cleaned up.

Acid and water mixed together may cause an exothermic reaction.

You must keep your goggles until Mr. Leeds says to remove them.

2828 is the extension for the Nurse in case of an emergency during class.

FALSE You should report all accidents to Mr. Leeds at the end of class.

TRUE You should never throw broken glass into the regular trash.

TRUE If you get any chemcials on your skin you should flush your skin with water and tell Mr. Leeds.

FALSE You can take your goggles off as soon as you finish the lab.

FALSE Hot glass looks different than cold glass.

FALSE It is ok to use a cracked test tube as long as your careful.

FALSE The Emergency Blanket is used if someone really needs to take a nap.

FALSE Water is more dense than acid.

1. List three important safety tips when working with a heating devide (like an alcohol burner).

a. never walk away from a lit burner

b. roll up sleeves

c. put your hair up (not just back)

2. List three safety precautions you should take when using chemicals.

a. do not eat chemicals

b. do not touch chemicals

c. flush skin with water if you come in contact with chemicals.

3. List one thing you should do at the end of every experiment.

a. clean up?

4. List three pieces of safety equipment located within the classroom.

a. fire blanket

b. fire extinguisher

c. eye wash/shower

5. What is the emergency blanket used for?

a. In case of fire, you can wrap yourself in the blanket and it will protect you.

Define exothermic: heat

Volume Notes

Unit of Measurement: cm3

Volume: L x W x H (A x B x C)

Standard unit of length: meter (m)

1 centimeter (1cm) = 0.01m

^ = 100 100 cm = 1 m

unit cube = 1 cm on each side

Volume of Liquids

-use a graduated cylinder to measure volume **Always check the intervals on scale**

-units = milliliters (mL) or cm3

1 mL = 1 cm3

Chapter 1 Vocab

  • Observation - information obtained by the senses, often by direct measurement
  • Inference - a conclusion based upon known observations
  • Hypothesis - a proposed solution to a scientific problem
  • Control Group - the group that is the standard for comparison in any experiment
  • Experimental Group - the group receiving the variable being tested
  • Control Factors - the variables that are held constant. They are the same for both the control group and the experimental group
  • Indicator - a substance used to show the presence of another substance
  • Volume - the amount of space something occupies. True of solids, liquids, and gases
  • Volume Displacement Technique - quick and easy way to determine the volume of a solid or gas
  • Mass - the amount of matter in a substance (true of solids, liquids, and gases