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What is another term for a dependent variable?
a) Dominant variable b) Manipulated variable c) Responding variable d) None of the above
What is another term for an independent variable?
a) Dominant variable b) Manipulated variable c) Responding variable d) None of the above
Items in an experiment that may or may not affect its results are called ___.
a) Audibles b) Tangibles c) Variables d) None of the above
Why should all experiments be repeated multiple-times?
a) To learn new information b) To show that its results are similar. c) To check the experiment for mistakes. d) All of the above
The item in an experiment that is being changed on purpose by the person conducting it is called ___ variable.
a) A constant b) A codependent c) The dependent d) The independent
Conducting a scientific ___ is one way to test the accuracy of a hypothesis.
a) Survey b) Experiment c) Interview d) Interrogation
A summary of an experiment's results and their meaning is called a ___.
a) Model b) Hypothesis c) Procedure d) Conclusion
Making sense of the information collected during an experiment is called ___.
a) Observation b) Analysis c) Communication d) Hypothesis
Information collected and recorded during an experiment is called ___.
a) Analysis b) Data c) Conclusion d) Communication
The item in an experiment that is being observed or measured is called ___ variable.
a) A constant b) A codependent c) The dependent d) The independent
Think back to the Mythbusters Helium Football experiment. The punter, location of experiment, types of footballs, pressure of gas inside the footballs, weather conditions, and field conditions are all examples of ____ variables.
a) Constant b) Codependent c) Dependent (or Responding) d) Independent (or Manipulated)
Think back to the Mythbusters Helium Football experiment. The distance each air-filled ball traveled when kicked was then measured. The data collected when these footballs were kicked represents the ____ group.
a) Control (or Normal) b) Non-control c) Experimental d) Non-experimental
Data described using only numbers is called ____.
a) Qualitative data b) Quantitative data c) Quantum data d) Quasitative data
Data described using only words is called ____.
a) Qualitative data b) Quantitative data c) Quantum data d) Quasitative data
Any item in an experiment that can change or be changed is called a ____.
a) Question b) Hypothesis c) Variable d) Conclusion
Think back to the Mythbusters Helium football experiment. The distance each helium-filled ball traveled when kicked was then measured. The data collected when these footballs were kicked represents the ____ group.
a) Control (or Normal) b) Non-control c) Experimental d) Non-experimental
Think back to the Mythbusters Helium football experiment. The distance traveled by each set of footballs was the ____ variable in this experiment because the Mythbusters were looking to see how far they went when filled with helium (or regular air).
a) Constant b) Codependent c) Dependent (or Responding) d) Independent (or Manipulated)
Think back to the Mythbusters Helium football experiment.The type of gas pumped inside the footballs was the ____ variable in this experiment because the Mythbusters changed it on purpose in order to see if it would affect the distance they traveled.
a) Constant b) Codependent c) Dependent (or Responding) d) Independent (or Manipulated)
Think back to the Mythbusters Helium football experiment. The punter in this experiment predicted that adding helium to a football will add a good 5 to 10 yards per kick. This statement is an example of a ___.
a) Inference b) Hypothesis c) Question d) Conclusion
Think back to the Mythbusters Helium football experiment. When kicked, do footballs filled with helium travel farther than footballs filled with regular air? This statement is an example of a ____.
a) Inference b) Hypothesis c) Question d) Conclusion
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