1.5 What Is Scientific Inquiry?

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1.5  What Is Scientific Inquiry?

These questions will provide an assessment of your understanding of the concepts of Scientific Inquiry.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following procedures IS considered a scientific method?
    • A. 

      Collecting data

    • B. 

      Making a hypothesis

    • C. 

      Observing

    • D. 

      All the answers are correct

  • 2. 
    To simplify the results of an experiment, many researchers hold all variables constant EXCEPT for one.   They then compare the results with respect to that one variable.  This type of experiment is known as a(n)
    • A. 

      Variable experiment.

    • B. 

      Multi-factor experiment.

    • C. 

      Controlled experiment.

    • D. 

      None of the answers are correct

  • 3. 
    A scientist uses graphs, tables, and charts to publish the results of his/her research.  What type of research was he probably performing?
    • A. 

      Descriptive research

    • B. 

      Quantitative research

    • C. 

      Graphical research

    • D. 

      None of the answers are correct

  • 4. 
    Is this right?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    What comes first?
    • A. 

      Explaination

    • B. 

      Try

    • C. 

      Ask question

    • D. 

      Know the background

  • 6. 
    Do you need to prove your findings?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      In some cases

  • 7. 
    What do you do if your answer comes out wrong?
    • A. 

      Give up

    • B. 

      Try again

    • C. 

      Find someone to cheat off of

    • D. 

      Be positive in your answer

  • 8. 
    What is the last thing you do?
    • A. 

      Try again

    • B. 

      Experiment

    • C. 

      Report your findings

    • D. 

      Analyze

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    _________________ is the information that is collected.
    • A. 

      Inference

    • B. 

      Variable

    • C. 

      Data

    • D. 

      Procedures

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    A(n) _____________________ is anything that can be changed in an experiment.
    • A. 

      Dependent

    • B. 

      Controlled

    • C. 

      Independent

    • D. 

      Variable

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    What makes a good hypothesis?
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