# Simpsons Experimental Design! Trivia Questions Quiz

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• 1.
What is the first step in the scientific method?
• A.

Hypothesis

• B.

Observation

• C.

Research

• D.

Data

• 2.
Define observation.
• A.

Educated guess

• B.

Making a prediction

• C.

Collecting data using the 5 senses

• D.

Sitting and watching the stars

• 3.
A scientific question must be
• A.

Testable

• B.

Observable

• C.

Tastable

• D.

Quantitative

• 4.
Which of the following questions CAN be answered by doing an experiment?
• A.

Why do birds sing?

• B.

What makes a student smart?

• C.

Do students prefer math or science?

• D.

Why is it warm outside?

• 5.
A hypothesis is a(n)
• A.

If/then statement

• B.

Educated guess

• C.

Prediction based on observations

• D.

All of the above

• 6.
What is an independent variable?
• A.

What is observed

• B.

What is measured

• C.

What is changed

• D.

What stays the same

• 7.
What is the dependent variable?
• A.

What is changed

• B.

What stays the same

• C.

What is manipulated

• D.

What is measured

• 8.
This group does not receive the independent variable and is used for comparison.
• A.

Control group

• B.

Experimental group

• C.

Constant

• D.

All groups

• 9.
Homer notices that his shower is covered in a strange green slime. His friend Barney tells him that coconut juice will get rid of the green slime. Homer decides to check this out by spraying half of the shower with coconut juice. He sprays the other half of the shower with water. After 3 days of "treatment", there is no change in the appearance of the green slime on either side of the shower.  What was the initial observation?
• A.

Barney telling Homer to use coconut juice

• B.

Homer spraying coconut juice in the shower

• C.

Homor noticing the shower was covered in green slime

• D.

Homor seeing no change in appearance of the slime after spraying it with coconut juice

• 10.
Homer notices that his shower is covered in a strange green slime. His friend Barney tells him that coconut juice will get rid of the green slime. Homer decides to check this out by spraying half of the shower with coconut juice. He sprays the other half of the shower with water. After 3 days of "treatment", there is no change in the appearance of the green slime on either side of the shower.    What is the Control Group?
• A.

The side sprayed with coconut juice

• B.

The slime

• C.

The shower

• D.

The side sprayed with water

• 11.
Homer notices that his shower is covered in a strange green slime. His friend Barney tells him that coconut juice will get rid of the green slime. Homer decides to check this out by spraying half of the shower with coconut juice. He sprays the other half of the shower with water. After 3 days of "treatment", there is no change in the appearance of the green slime on either side of the shower.    What is the Independent Variable?
• A.

The type of spray

• B.

The coconut juice

• C.

The water

• D.

The amount of slime

• 12.
Homer notices that his shower is covered in a strange green slime. His friend Barney tells him that coconut juice will get rid of the green slime. Homer decides to check this out by spraying half of the shower with coconut juice. He sprays the other half of the shower with water. After 3 days of "treatment", there is no change in the appearance of the green slime on either side of the shower.    What is the Dependent Variable?
• A.

The coconut juice

• B.

The amount of slime

• C.

The water

• D.

The type of spray