Science Inquiry Question Preview (ID: 698)

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A hypothesis is always made:
a) While the experiment is in progress
b) While writing procedures
c) Before an experiment is done
d) After an experiment is done

Data gathered in an experiment is used to
a) Support or reject a hypothesis
b) Show how to do the experiment step by step
c) Make a hypothesis
d) To prove that a hypothesis is one-hundred percent correct.

Scientists do investigations in order to:
a) Draw conclusions
b) Analyze results
c) Impress their friends
d) Test a hypothesis

Information collected while doing an experiment is placed in:
a) The conclusion
b) The variables
c) A data table
d) The hypothesis

A scientific experiment or investigation always begins with:
a) The making of a hypothesis
b) A clear set of procedures
c) An analysis of data
d) The asking of a question

Which of the following is not a hypothesis?
a) I think that sugar will dissolve faster in warm rather than cold water
b) I think that my plant will grow faster if it gets more sunlight each day.
c) The dog has four legs, is brown and has a wet nose.
d) I think that lemons contain more vitamin C than limes.

An any experiment or investigation, the one thing that is kept the same on purpose is called:
a) The hypothesis
b) The controlled variable
c) The dependent or responding variable
d) The independent or manipulated variable

In any experiment, the one thing that is being measured is called:
a) The dependent or responding variable variable
b) The controlled variable
c) The independent or manipulated variable
d) The hypothesis

After an experiment is finished, the next step is to:
a) Make a hypothesis explaining what you think is going to happen.
b) Control all of your variable properly
c) Analyze your data and figure out if it supports or rejects your hypothesis
d) Write a step-by-step et of instructions explaining how you did the experiment.

If your hypothesis for an experiment turns out to be wrong, this means that:
a) You may have made a mistake somewhere in your experiment
b) You need to reject it and make a new one.
c) You are a loser and will never be good at science.
d) Both answers one and two may be correct.

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