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When making a table of experimental data, where should you write down the Dependent Variable values that you measure? |
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a) In the far right column | b) In the middle columns of the table | c) In the far left column | d) In the dining room | |

Once you gather experimental data, you can analyze it by: |
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a) Calculating the mean (average) value of each trial | b) Graphing the data using a bar, line, or circle/pie graph | c) Looking for trends and patterns in the measured values | d) All of the others | |

When making a table of experimental data, where should you record the Independent Variable? |
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a) In the far right column | b) In the middle columns of the table | c) In the far left column | d) In your kitchen | |

Denise believes little children will pick food based upon color. So, she offered 100 kindergarteners colored mashed potatoes for lunch – red, yellow, green, and blue. She recorded how many kids chose each color. What type of graph should she use? |
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a) Line graph | b) Circle graph (or pie chart) | c) Bar graph | d) Phonograph | |

Denise heard that little children will pick food based upon color. So, she offered 100 kindergarteners colored mashed potatoes for lunch – red, yellow, green, and blue. She recorded how many students selected each color. The replicates should be: |
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a) 1oo kindergarten students | b) colored mashed potatoes | c) Denise's favorite color is purple | d) How many plastic trays are used to serve | |

Denise heard that little children will pick food based upon color. So, she offered 100 kindergarteners colored mashed potatoes for lunch – red, yellow, green, and blue. She recorded how many students selected each color. The constants should be: |
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a) only used mashed potatoes, used kindergarten children, collected data on the same day | b) 100 kindergarten students | c) rubber ducks, fuzzy dice, silver spoons giant pandas | d) the color of the chairs | |

Denise heard that little children will pick food based upon color. So, she offered 100 kindergarteners colored mashed potatoes for lunch – red, yellow, green, and blue. She recorded how many students selected each color. The control should be: |
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a) Regular, white mashed potatoes | b) 100 kindergarten children | c) The colored mashed potatoes | d) A big switch that turns out the lights | |

Denise heard that little children will pick food based on color. So, she offered 100 kindergarteners colored mashed potatoes for lunch: red, yellow, green, and blue. She recorded how many students selected each color. The Dependent Variable is: |
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a) The number of students picking each color | b) The color of mashed potatoes | c) Regular, white mashed potatoes | d) The number of juiceboxes served at lunch | |

Denise heard that little children will pick food based upon color. So, she offered 100 kindergarteners colored mashed potatoes for lunch – red, yellow, green, and blue. She recorded how many students selected each color. The Independent variable is: |
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a) The color of mashed potatoes | b) The size of the portion of mashed potatoes | c) The number of students | d) Giraffes are close relatives of horses. | |

If there are slight differences between your measured data, you should.... |
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a) Discard them and start the experiment all over again | b) Calculate the mean (average) | c) Keep the largest value and ignore the rest | d) Keep the smallest value and ignore the rest | |

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