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GCSE Core Science Revision (2013)

This is a Core Science Revision Paper for students doing core science. It covers a selection of core science topics.

'GCSE Core Science Revision (2013)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  GCSE Revision Papers

Curriculum subtopic:  Selection of Topics

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QUESTION 1 of 10

This is a Core Science Revision Paper for students doing core science. It covers a selection of core science topics, including biology, chemistry and physics.

Which kingdom includes organisms that are unicellular, simple cell structures with no nucleus?

fungi

protoctista

prokaryotae

Blood type is an example of _______________ variation.

continuous

discontinuous

If the body contains too much water, kidneys produce _______ urine.

more

less

The spinal cord is part of the _________ Nervous System.

Central

Peripheral

Plant roots grow towards the direction of gravity; this is called positive gravitotropism or _________.

A substance that causes cancer, like those in tobacco, is a _______________.

Burning of fossil fuels releases _________ in the form of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Granite is an example of __________ rock.

an igneous

a metamorphic

a sedimentary

The smallest part of an element that can take part in a chemical reaction is an ________.

Another name for calcium hydroxide solution is ____________.

limescale

limewater

limestone

What is the salt produced when nitric acid and sodium hydroxide react together?

sodium nitrate

sodium nitrite

hydroxy nitrate

The main ingredient in bleach is __________.

The most reactive metals are _________ to extract.

harder

easier

Aluminium is a metal with a ________ density.

low

high

What is the wavelength of a wave?

It is the maximum distance of a point on the wave from its rest position.

It is the distance from a point on one wave to the same point on the next wave.

It is the number of waves passing a point each second.

At the beginning of a star's lifecycle a cloud of gas is formed. What is the next step leading to an average star formation?

protostar

red giant

white dwarf

All sound waves are _________________ vibrations.

longitudinal

transverse

S waves are _____________ waves.

longitudinal

transverse

Nuclear power is a _______________ source of energy.

renewable

non-renewable

In physics a specific word is used when we study changes. What is this word?

circle

system

scenario

  • Question 1

Which kingdom includes organisms that are unicellular, simple cell structures with no nucleus?

CORRECT ANSWER
prokaryotae
EDDIE SAYS
The Prokaryotae are unicellular, simple cell structures with no nucleus.
  • Question 2

Blood type is an example of _______________ variation.

CORRECT ANSWER
discontinuous
EDDIE SAYS
Blood type is an example of discontinuous variation.
  • Question 3

If the body contains too much water, kidneys produce _______ urine.

CORRECT ANSWER
more
EDDIE SAYS
If the body contains too much water, kidneys produce more urine.
  • Question 4

The spinal cord is part of the _________ Nervous System.

CORRECT ANSWER
Central
EDDIE SAYS
The spinal cord is part of the Central Nervous System.
  • Question 5

Plant roots grow towards the direction of gravity; this is called positive gravitotropism or _________.

CORRECT ANSWER
geotropism
EDDIE SAYS
Plant roots grow towards the direction of gravity; this is called positive gravitotropism or geotropism.
  • Question 6

A substance that causes cancer, like those in tobacco, is a _______________.

CORRECT ANSWER
carcinogen
EDDIE SAYS
A substance that causes cancer, like those in tobacco, is a carcinogen.
  • Question 7

Burning of fossil fuels releases _________ in the form of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

CORRECT ANSWER
carbon
EDDIE SAYS
Burning of fossil fuels releases carbon in the form of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
  • Question 8

Granite is an example of __________ rock.

CORRECT ANSWER
an igneous
EDDIE SAYS
Granite is an example of an igneous rock.
  • Question 9

The smallest part of an element that can take part in a chemical reaction is an ________.

CORRECT ANSWER
atom
EDDIE SAYS
The smallest part of an element that can take part in a chemical reaction is an atom.
  • Question 10

Another name for calcium hydroxide solution is ____________.

CORRECT ANSWER
limewater
EDDIE SAYS
Another name for calcium hydroxide solution is limewater.
  • Question 11

What is the salt produced when nitric acid and sodium hydroxide react together?

CORRECT ANSWER
sodium nitrate
EDDIE SAYS
Nitric acid and sodium hydroxide react together and give sodium nitrate and water.
  • Question 12

The main ingredient in bleach is __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
chlorine
EDDIE SAYS
The main ingredient in bleach is chlorine.
  • Question 13

The most reactive metals are _________ to extract.

CORRECT ANSWER
harder
EDDIE SAYS
The most reactive metals are harder to extract.
  • Question 14

Aluminium is a metal with a ________ density.

CORRECT ANSWER
low
EDDIE SAYS
Aluminium is a metal with a low density.
  • Question 15

What is the wavelength of a wave?

CORRECT ANSWER
It is the distance from a point on one wave to the same point on the next wave.
EDDIE SAYS
The wavelength of a wave is the distance from a point on one wave to the same point on the next wave.
  • Question 16

At the beginning of a star's lifecycle a cloud of gas is formed. What is the next step leading to an average star formation?

CORRECT ANSWER
protostar
EDDIE SAYS
After a cloud of gas, a protostar is formed, leading to the formation of an average star.
  • Question 17

All sound waves are _________________ vibrations.

CORRECT ANSWER
longitudinal
EDDIE SAYS
All sound waves are longitudinal vibrations.
  • Question 18

S waves are _____________ waves.

CORRECT ANSWER
transverse
EDDIE SAYS
S waves are transverse waves.
  • Question 19

Nuclear power is a _______________ source of energy.

CORRECT ANSWER
non-renewable
EDDIE SAYS
Nuclear power is a non-renewable source of energy.
  • Question 20

In physics a specific word is used when we study changes. What is this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
system
EDDIE SAYS
When changes are studied in physics, the word 'system' is used to describe where the changes take place.
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