Chemistry Cloze Activity Name ________________________________
Directions: The following passages are from your textbook. Fill in each blank with the word that you think best completes the passage.
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The burning of coal, petroleum, and natural gas is a major source of energy These materials are called ________________ fuels because they formed ________________ the remains of ancient ________________ and animals. Scientists are ________________ looking for new sources ________________ energy because the supply ________________ fossil fuels is limited. ________________ intriguing possibility is fuels ________________ from plants. Oil from ________________ soybeans shown in Figure 1.8 ________________ used to make biodiesel. Regular ________________ fuel is a petroleum product ________________ produces an irritating black ________________ when it burns. When biodiesel burns, the exhaust smells like French fries!
Figure 1.19 shows how scientific experiments can lead to laws as well as theories. A scientific law is ________________ concise statement that summarizes ________________ results of many observations ________________ experiments. In Chapter 14, you ________________ study laws that describe ________________ gases behave. One law ________________ the relationship between the ________________ of a gas in ________________ container and its temperature. ________________ all other variables are ________________ constant, the volume of ________________ gas increases as the ________________ increases. The law doesn’t ________________ to explain the relationship ________________ describes. That explanation requires a theory.