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Scientific Inquiry Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the definition of procedure?
    • A. 

      An explanation of an observation that must be logical and can change after observations are made.

    • B. 

      Anything that can change in an experiment

    • C. 

      Information that is collected

    • D. 

      Step by step instructions to complete an investigation

  • 2. 
    _________________ is the information that is collected.
    • A. 

      Inference

    • B. 

      Variable

    • C. 

      Data

    • D. 

      Procedures

  • 3. 
    A(n) _____________________ variable is something that the scientist wants to remain the same throughout the entire experiment.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Controlled

    • C. 

      Dependent

    • D. 

      Staysame

  • 4. 
    A inference is......?
    • A. 

      Step by step instructions to complete an investigation

    • B. 

      Information that is collected

    • C. 

      An educated guess based on prior experiences

    • D. 

      An explanation of an observation that must be logical and can change after more observations are made

  • 5. 
    A hypothesis is....?
    • A. 

      An educated guess based on prior knowledge and experience.

    • B. 

      Anything that can be changed in an experiment.

    • C. 

      An explanation of an observation that must be logical and can change after more observations are made

    • D. 

      Information that is collected

  • 6. 
    A(n) _______________________ is the 1 thing in an experiment that is changed or manipulated by the scientist.
    • A. 

      Dependent

    • B. 

      Controlled

    • C. 

      Independent

    • D. 

      Variable

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Dependent

    • B. 

      Controlled

    • C. 

      Independent

    • D. 

      Variable

  • 8. 
    A(n) _____________________ variable is the results that change in response to the change the scientist makes to the __________________ variable.
    • A. 

      Independent; controlled

    • B. 

      Independent; independent

    • C. 

      Dependent: controlled

    • D. 

      Dependent; independent

  • 9.