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ways a scientist answer questions and solve problems
a) data
b) scientific method
c) observation
d) hypothesis

a measure of how much surface and object has
a) volume
b) mass
c) temperature
d) area

a measure of how hot or cold something is
a) volume
b) mass
c) temperature
d) area

a possible explanation or answer to a question
a) data
b) scientific method
c) observation
d) hypothesis

Pieces of information acquired through observation or experimentation....
a) data
b) scientific method
c) observation
d) hypothesis

The process of obtaining information by using the senses.....
a) data
b) scientific methods
c) observation
d) hypothesis

A scientist observes a plant in the rainforest. Before conducting any expeiments, the scientist states that the plant can be used as a medicine for the flu. The statement is a
a) theory
b) law
c) hypothesis
d) question

Which is NOT an advantage of the International System of Units?
a) most scientists use it
b) it is based on the foot and the pound
c) all its units are based on the number 10
d) it is easy to change from one unit to another

How does a controlled experiment work?
a) the results of changing the variable are observed
b) no observations are made
c) many variables are changed at once
d) a factor called a prediction is changed

Which of the following tools is used to measure mass?
a) meterstick
b) balance
c) graduated cylinder
d) spring scale

What is the purpose of using the scientific method?
a) to think of a question about the world
b) to follow steps in order
c) to answer questions
d) to make observations

Which of the following statements about the International system of units is correct?
a) it is never used by scientists
b) it was invented in the 1960's
c) it is used by only a few people
d) it is based on the number 10

Which of the following tools is used to observe very small objects?
a) computer
b) balance
c) microscope
d) thermometer

What is a controlled experiment?
a) a kind of observation
b) a test of only one variable at a time
c) a possible explanation
d) a way to share information

Making measurements with tools such as thermometers is a kind of
a) hypothesis
b) prediction
c) conclusion
d) observation

What is the first step of a scientific investigation?
a) conducting an experiment
b) asking a question
c) drawing conclusions
d) making a prediction

Suppose you asked the question,What kind of ants are in my backyard?What would be the best way to gather data to investigate your question?
a) find the latest ant research on the internet
b) observe ants at the park
c) perform an experiment with ants
d) observe ants in your yard

the amount of matter that makes up an object
a) volume
b) mass
c) temperature
d) area

the amount of space that something occupies or contains
a) volume
b) mass
c) temperature
d) area

the variable that you change is called
a) dependent variable
b) controlled variable
c) independent variable
d) change

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