PLTW-Medical Detectives: Lesson 1
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Pressure exerted by the blood upon the walls of the blood vessels, especially arteries, measured using two numbers, usually measured by means of a sphygmomanometer and expressed in millimeters of mercury.

    answer choices

    microbiologist

    blood pressure

    vital signs

    incubation period

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A variable that depends on the state of another variable.

    answer choices

    dependent variable

    pediatrician

    antibiotic

    independent variable

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Measure of the heat created by the body

    answer choices

    pulse

    temperature

    respiratory rate

    blood pressure

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Group or sample expected to produce a negative result.

    answer choices

    temperature

    control

    positive control

    negative control

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A microscopic organism such as a bacterium, virus, or fungus.

    answer choices

    microbiologist

    conjunctivitis

    microorganisms

    diastolic pressure

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In disease, a factor, such as a microorganism or a chemical substance, that can impact the development of a disease or illness.

    answer choices

    virus

    pulse

    agent

    fungi

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Specialized clothing or equipment that an employee wears for protection against infectious materials. This includes safety goggles, gloves, and laboratory aprons.

    answer choices

    diastolic pressure

    dependent variable

    personal protective equipment

    systolic pressure

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    the pressure in the arteries (a type of blood vessel) when the heart contracts to push blood throughout the body

    answer choices

    diastolic pressure

    aseptic technique

    pulse

    systolic pressure

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A test of the performance, qualities, or suitability of someone or something.

    answer choices

    antibiotic

    pediatrician

    trial

    bacteria

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A clinical provider who is not a physician but who has undergone specialized education, training, certification, and licensure that allows them to provide some healthcare-related services, perform certain procedures, and prescribe some medications.

    answer choices

    pediatrician

    advanced practice provider

    team norms

    microbiologist

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The use of practices and procedures to prevent contamination from pathogens.

    answer choices

    vital signs

    aseptic technique

    respiratory rate

    antibiotic

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    An illness that causes the eye to become red and sore.

    answer choices

    pulse

    antibiotic

    conjunctivitis

    encephalitis

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Organisms such as yeasts or molds that reproduce quickly in moist, humid environments.

    answer choices

    bacteria

    virus

    fungi

    agar

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    the number of breaths taken in one minute

    answer choices

    blood pressure

    temperature

    pulse

    respiratory rate

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    the pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest

    answer choices

    dependent variable

    diastolic pressure

    systolic pressure

    respiratory rate

  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A proposed explanation based on some evidence and used as a starting point to investigate further.

    answer choices

    diagnosis

    hypothesis

    antibiotic

    experiment

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Use numbers to order the steps of your experiment. Clearly explain each step and be specific so another scientist could repeat your experiment

    answer choices

    temperature

    control

    trial

    procedure

  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A group or individual used as a standard of comparison for checking the results of a survey or experiment.

    answer choices

    control

    procedure

    agent

    variable

  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A way to carefully plan experiments to investigate scientific questions or problems.

    answer choices

    experimental design

    variable

    hypothesis

    control

  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A variable that does not depend on the state of another variable.

    answer choices

    conjunctivitis

    antibiotic

    positive control

    independent variable

  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q.

    As the heart pumps, the arteries expand and contract as blood is pushed through; heart rate; measured in beats per minute

    answer choices

    agent

    pulse

    fungi

    virus

  • Question 22
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Single-celled organisms that do not rely on a host.

    answer choices

    fungi

    virus

    microorganism

    bacteria

  • Question 23
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Swelling of the brain

    answer choices

    symptoms

    encephalitis

    microbiologist

    antibiotic

  • Question 24
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Group or sample expected to produce a positive result.

    answer choices

    experimental design

    positive control

    negative control

    vital signs

  • Question 25
    30 seconds
    Q.

    An element, feature, or factor that is likely to change.

    answer choices

    bacteria

    trial

    variable

    antibiotic

  • Question 26
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Guidelines that are developed by a team regarding how they are to interact, communicate, and conduct themselves as part of the team.

    answer choices

    negative control

    team norms

    collaboration

    procedure

  • Question 27
    30 seconds
    Q.

    An expert in microbiology, the study of microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses.

    answer choices

    advanced-practice provider

    pediatrician

    agent

    microbiologist

  • Question 28
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Gelatinous substance that provides the proper nutritional environment to promote the growth of microorganisms.

    answer choices

    agent

    agar

    valid

    virus

  • Question 29
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A scientific procedure to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact.

    answer choices

    diagnosis

    variable

    antibiotic

    experiment

  • Question 30
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A medicine that limits the growth of or destroys microorganisms.

    answer choices

    conjunctivitis

    diagnosis

    antibiotic

    experiment

  • Question 31
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The identification of an illness or other problem by examination of the medical evidence.

    answer choices

    collaboration

    antibiotic

    diagnosis

    experiment

  • Question 32
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Working together on a common purpose.

    answer choices

    collaboration

    respiratory rate

    pulse

    team norms

  • Question 33
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Signs of disease or injury.

    answer choices

    diagnosis

    symptoms

    bacteria

    valid

  • Question 34
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Something that has truth, strong logic, or fact.

    answer choices

    trial

    variable

    valid

    symptoms

  • Question 35
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Tiny infectious agents that can only multiply when they are inside a host, the living cells of plants, animals, or bacteria.

    answer choices

    virus

    agar

    pulse

    fungi

  • Question 36
    30 seconds
    Q.

    tiredness

    answer choices

    virus

    bacteria

    fatigue

    variable

  • Question 37
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A medical practitioner specializing in children and their diseases.

    answer choices

    microbiologist

    pediatrician

    diagnosis

    experiement

  • Question 38
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Measurements, specifically pulse rate, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure, that indicate the state of a patient's essential body functions.

    answer choices

    experiment

    symptoms

    procedure

    vital signs

  • Question 39
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The time between contact and onset of illness.

    answer choices

    procedure

    transmission

    symptoms

    incubation period

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