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What system of measurement is used by most of the world?
a) The American system
b) The system of measurements used by the government of the great continent of Antarctica
c) The Star Wars certified intergalactic system of measurement.
d) The metric system

Why is a control necessary in the design of an experiment?
a) to prove that the experiment is being done incorrectly
b) To test the effect of more than one variable
c) to increase the chances of the hypothesis being correct.
d) to decrease the chances of the hypothesis being correct.

What must happen for a scientist to have their work published?
a) their hypothesis must be proven correct by the conclusion
b) They must not have a control in their experiment
c) It must be peer reviewed by other scientists
d) they must discover a new scientific law

What are the two variables that must be included in any experiment in order for it to be considered valid?
a) independent variable and manipulated variable
b) the x variable and the y variable
c) dependent variable and manipulated variable
d) the a variable and the z variable

What should a person do after stating their conclusion in a scientific experiment?
a) Apply the information to find new answers and search out new questions
b) They have nothing left to do, so their work is done
c) Include a control in the experiment so the results are valid
d) Redo their experiment until their conclusion and their hypothesis are the same.

How is a hypothesis different from a prediction?
a) A hypothesis answers a scientific question while a prediction does not
b) A prediction is an educated guess of what will happen while a hypothesis is a description of how it will happen.
c) A hypothesis is an educated guess of what will happen, while a prediction is a description of how it will happen.
d) A prediction answers a scientific question while a hypothesis does not.

What is the difference between a scientific theory and a scientific law?
a) a theory is agreed upon by all while a law is agreed upon by most.
b) A law is agreed upon by all while a theory is agreed upon by most
c) A law is agreed upon by all while a theory is agreed upon by no one
d) A theory is agreed upon by all while a law is agreed upon by no one

How is the manipulated variable different from the dependent variable?
a) The dependent variable does not receive the experimental treatment
b) The manipulated variable does not receive the experimental treatment.
c) The manipulated variable does not always have to be present for an experiment to be valid
d) The dependent variable does not always have to be present for an experiment to be valid

What should a student do if they find out their hypothesis is incorrect in an experiment?
a) Inform their teacher and prepare for the consequence of a bad grade for getting the hypothesis incorrect
b) Ask the teacher for more time so that the hypothesis can be proven correctly by the data collected.
c) Start all over and perform the experiment again until the hypothesis is proven correctly.
d) Share the experiment with the data that proved their hypothesis incorrect.

What do most science experiments lead to?
a) Incredible scientific discoveries that improve the quality of life for all human beings
b) answers that match the scientists' hypothesis and prediction
c) more questions
d) a dead end situation that is not worth the time to explore and experiment with further

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