# M. Spencer's Scientific Method Quiz Question Preview (ID: 692)

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A scientist is doing a test to determine the effectiveness of a drug at reducing the number of migraine headaches a person gets in a week. Individuals in Group #1 are given the drug, while the individuals in Group #2 are given a placebo (a pill that
a) the constant
b) the controll group
c) the independent variable
d) the dependent variable

You are testing whether the temperature of a room affects the drying time of paint. At the conclusion of the experiment, you find that a room at 65 degrees will dry paint slower than a room at 80 degrees. Which of the following is your independent
a) the temperature of the room
b) 65 degrees
c) the drying time of the paint
d) the size of the room painted

You are testing how temperature of the water affects the time it takes for a bean seed to sprout. The different temperatures used in degrees Celsius are (20, 25, 30, 35). The independent variable for this experiment is .
a) the plant with no water
b) the temperature of the water
c) the time before the bean seed sprouts
d) the amount of water

You are testing how temperature of the water affects the time it takes for a bean seed to sprout. The different temperatures used in degrees Celsius are (20, 25, 30, 35). The dependent variable for this experiment is .
a) the plant with no water
b) the temperature of the water
c) the time before the bean seed sprouts
d) the amount of water

You are testing how temperature of the water affects the time it takes for a bean seed to sprout. Which of the following would be considered a constant?
a) the plant with no water
b) the temperature of the water
c) the time before the bean seed sprouts
d) the amount of water

The one variable that is changed between each of the different experimental groups in an experiment is called the ____________.
a) dependent variable
b) independent variable
c) control group
d) constant

The variables in a experiment that are held the same between the different set-ups in the experiment are called ___________-.
a) dependent variables
b) independent variables
c) control groups
d) constants

An \
a) constant
b) summary
c) hypothesis
d) conclusion

A test is done to see which type of battery will power a toy the longest. The independent variable for this experiment would be ____________-.
a) how long the toy rang
b) the type of battery used
c) using the same size batteries each time
d) the type of toy used

A test is done to see which type of battery will power a toy the longest. The dependent variable for this experiment would be ____________-.
a) how long the toy rang
b) the type of battery used
c) using the same size batteries each time
d) the type of toy used

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