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When we observe, we use...
a) The 5 senses b) Data c) Inferences d) Research
An inference is based on what two things?
a) Touch and taste b) Sight and sound c) Data and records d) Observations and prior knowledge
We use inferences, observations, and research to develop a...
a) Method b) Hypothesis c) Conclusion d) Model
What is a hypothesis?
a) The result of experiments b) A series of observations c) A proposed explanation d) A sure conclusion
Which of the following is NOT one of your 5 senses?
a) Dreaming b) Touching c) Tasting d) Smelling
Which is an example of a model?
a) A painting of clouds b) A dry erase board c) A pencil sharpener d) The globe
A quantitative observation uses...
a) Words b) Pictures c) Numbers d) Symbols
A qualitative observation uses...
a) Numbers b) Measurements c) Words d) Scales
Which of the following is an observation?
a) I will probably need to wear a coat today b) The dog's collar is red c) The cat is probably hungry d) I think that flower will die soon
Which of the following is an observation?
a) The plant has roots b) The plant grew from a seed c) The plant uses water d) The plant has leaves
Which of the following is an inference?
a) The players are in 6th grade b) People are watching the game c) There are five players on a team d) The game is played outdoors
Which is the FIRST step of the scientific method
a) Question b) Hypothesis c) Conclusion d) Experiment
A hypothesis is usually...
a) Wrong b) Hard to understand c) Written using big words d) An if-then statement
What do we call the factors that change in an experiment?
a) Data b) Variables c) Events d) Inferences
What do we call the variable that YOU change?
a) Result b) Problem c) Independent d) Dependent
What do we call the variable that changes in RESPONSE?
a) Dependent b) Test c) Independent d) Conclusion
Data are gathered through...
a) Tests or experiments b) Inferences c) Variables d) Hypotheses
What step in the scientific method allows us to accept or reject the hypothesis?
a) Research b) Communicate c) Conclusion d) Pose a question
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