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Observations that are measurable; they can be counted and expressed in numbers
a) quantitative
b) variable
c) qualitative
d) hypothesis

Facts and figures gathered during an experiment are called
a) problem
b) procedure
c) conclusion
d) data

A type of observation that uses the five senses
a) variable
b) qualitative
c) hypothesis
d) quantitative

Select the correctly written hypothesis.
a) If fruits are dropped in water, I think the watermelon will sink.
b) If apples, watermelons, and oranges are dropped in water, then the watermelon will sink.
c) If apples, watermelon, and oranges are dropped in water, the watermelon will sink.
d) When fruit is dropped in water, then the watermelon will float.

What is the meaning of inference?
a) To make a forecast of what will happen in the future.
b) To draw a conclusion about a hypothesis.
c) To explain or interpret the things you observe.
d) To use your senses to gather information.

In an experiment, the variable that is purposely changed to test a
a) problem
b) conclusion
c) dependent variable
d) independent variable

What two words could replace the word meter on the metric staicase?
a) gram and liter
b) liter and celsius
c) celsius and fahrenheit
d) gram and mass

How many decimeters are in a meter?
a) 1
b) 10
c) 100
d) 1000

How many centimeters are in a meter?
a) 1
b) 10
c) 100
d) 1000

How many millimeters are in a meter?
a) 1
b) 10
c) 100
d) 1000

What does the prefix deci mean?
a) one
b) one tenth
c) one hundredth
d) one thousandth

What does the prefix milli mean?
a) one
b) one tenth
c) one hundredth
d) one thousandth

What does the prefix centi mean?
a) one
b) one tenth
c) one hundredth
d) one thousandth

A question that can be tested.
a) problem
b) conclusion
c) procedure
d) hypothesis

A procedure designed to test a hypothesis.
a) data
b) hypothesis
c) problem
d) experiment

Background information you collect before beginning an experiment.
a) research
b) procedure
c) problem
d) hypothesis

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