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Scientific Method Test.

The last step in the scientific method would be to
a) observe and ask questions
b) design a controlled experiment
c) record and analyze results
d) draw a conclusion

group in an experiment that is exposed to the same conditions as the experimental group except for the one independent variable
a) experimental group
b) the test group
c) control group
d) the same group

After forming a hypothesis, the next step in the scientific method would be
a) to observe and ask questions
b) to design a controlled experiment
c) to record and analyze results
d) to draw conclusions

The first step in the scientific method is to
a) observe and ask questions
b) infer and make a hypothesis
c) design a controlled experiment
d) draw conclusions

The variable that is observed and that changes because of another
a) A dependent (responding) variable
b) an independent (manipulated) variable
c) A controlled variable
d) a theory

All the variables that are kept the same in an experiment are known as
a) The independent variables
b) The controlled variables
c) The dependent variables
d) a theory

A variable that is deliberately changed is called
a) A dependent (responding) variable
b) A controlled variable
c) an inference
d) an independent (manipulated) variable

Descriptive information recorded during an experiment about a variable is called
a) quantitative data
b) an inference
c) a theory
d) qualitative data

What would be an example of qualitative data?
a) There were 5 flowers that bloomed
b) The flowers that bloomed were blue
c) The fish grew 5 inches
d) The final temperature was 23degrees

A scientific explanation of events in the natural world that has been tested and is reliable
a) a hypothesis
b) an observation
c) an inference
d) a theory

What would be an example of quantitative data?
a) The flowers were blue
b) The grass grew sideways
c) The plant bloomed 5 flowers
d) The bug crawled across the table

Which of the following IS NOT a step in the scientific method?
a) Form a hypothesis
b) record and analyze results
c) Design a controlled experiment
d) Build and test

A possible explanation to an observation or answer to a scientific question is known as
a) a theory
b) a hypothesis
c) an inference
d) bias

Numbers obtained by counting or measuring is known as
a) quantitative data
b) qualitative data
c) analyzing results
d) an inference

Which of the following is an inference?
a) The apple is red
b) Ms. Visel is upset
c) There are 5 flowers
d) The cat has 4 legs

A logical interpretation of an event based on what you already know is known as
a) an observation
b) A hypothesis
c) A bias
d) an inference

The act of noticing and describing events is called
a) an inference
b) bias
c) an observation
d) a theory

Which of the following is an observation?
a) The apple is red
b) Ms. Visel is upset
c) The dog was angry
d) The baby was hungry

Which of the following IS NOT a goal of science?
a) To use science to prove personal beliefs
b) to investigate and understand nature
c) to explain events in nature
d) to make useful predictions

In class, we use____________ to observe tiny organisms we can't see with the naked eye
a) a compound light microscope
b) an electron microscope
c) a ruler
d) a scale

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