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Which of the following is NOT a trait that scientists possess?
a) They are creative in problem solving. b) They are skeptical about claims made by others and their own ideas. c) They are curious about the world around them. d) They put their guesses down as conclusions.
Which title should be classified as pseudoscience?
a) Is Life Possible on Mars? b) How Aliens Built the Pyramids c) A Quantifiable Study of Emotional Intelligence d) The Disappearance of Ancient Civilizations in South America
Why is objectivity important to scientific investigations? Objectivity means that
a) the opinions of the scientist do not affect the results. b) the opinions of the scientist are included in the results. c) scientists repeat investigations; this makes the results more valid. d) scientists add their own biases and beliefs to their data, which is important to obtaining valid conclusions.
a process of investigation that in one or more ways resembles science but deviates from the scientific method
a) pseudoscience b) science c) math d) empirical evidence
Astrology is an example of pseudoscience. Why is astrology considered a pseudoscience, unlike astronomy, which is a science?
a) because it not based on empirical evidence b) because astrology is older than astronomy c) because it is based on the scientific method d) because it can be easily replicated by other scientists
the systematic study and the knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions in order to discover facts and formulate laws and principles that can be verified or tested
a) science b) empirical evidence c) pseudoscience d) math
the observations, measurements, and other types of data that people gather and test to support and evaluate scientific explanations
a) empirical evidence b) science c) pseudoscience d) mathematics
Scientific evidence can often be a very strongly held opinion by a scientist who has done a lot of studying on a subject.
a) False b) True c) d)
Creativity does not play a role in science.
a) False b) True c) d)
Scientific explanations do not change.
a) False b) True c) d)
The methods of science can be used in other fields.
a) True b) False c) d)
Scientific explanations should be logical and testable.
a) True b) False c) d)
Science is the study of the natural world.
a) True b) False c) d)
Which of the following is an example of science?
a) geology b) fortune telling c) astrology d) magic
Which of the following is an example of pseudoscience?
a) fortune telling b) geology c) physics d) biology
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