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Your thumb is approximately how wide?
a) 3 millimeters
b) 3 centimeters
c) 3 meters
d) 3 kilometers

Ms. Zelman wants to know if different brands of running shoes affect how fast she can run. What is the dependent variable?
a) brand
b) distance
c) Ms. Zelman
d) speed

Which is the horizontal axis on a graph called?
a) control variable
b) x-axis
c) y-axis
d) variable axis

Which is NOT a characteristic of a testable question?
a) It can be answered by an experiment
b) It does not start with \
c) It is not an opinion
d) It can be answered by searching the internet

Using one or more of your senses to gather information is called
a) observing
b) classifying
c) predicting
d) inferring

Explaining or interpreting the things you observe based on reasoning from what you know is called
a) observing
b) classifying
c) predicting
d) inferring

Which of the following is an appropriate metric unit for volume?
a) pints
b) quarts
c) gallons
d) liters

Which is an appropriate metric unit for length/distance?
a) feet
b) milliliters
c) meters
d) inches

Which is the appropriate instrument for measuring mass?
a) speedometer
b) thermometer
c) graduated cylinder
d) triple beam balance

What is an independent variable?
a) the effect
b) the cause
c) the experiment
d) the control

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