Introduction To Science Test

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Introduction To Science Test

Scientists make progress by using the scientific method, a process of checking conclusions against nature. After observing something, a scientist tries to explain what has been seen and form some conclusions. Test how well you know the method by taking the quiz below before you head to the lab. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The factors that remain the same during an experiment, also referred to as constants.
    • A. 

      Independent Variables

    • B. 

      Dependent Variables

    • C. 

      Controlled Variables

    • D. 

      Controlled Experiment

  • 2. 
    The two types of observations are objective and subjective observations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    An inference is using researched information to make a reasonable guess to explain observed events
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The factor being measured or observed in an experiment.
    • A. 

      Independent Variable

    • B. 

      Dependent Variable

    • C. 

      Controlled Variable

    • D. 

      Controlled Experiment

  • 5. 
    The process of repeating an investigation.
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Replication

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Controlled Experiment

  • 6. 
    There are 5 steps to solving a problem (The Scientific Method).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A suggested answer or reason why one variable affects another in a certain way.
    • A. 

      Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Law

    • C. 

      Investigation

    • D. 

      Theory

  • 8. 
    To observe or study by close examination and systematic inquiry.
    • A. 

      Experiment

    • B. 

      Investigation

    • C. 

      Independent Variable

    • D. 

      Replication

  • 9. 
    A plan of inquiry that uses science process skills as tools to gather, organize, analyze and communicate information.
    • A. 

      Law

    • B. 

      Theory

    • C. 

      Scientific Inquiry

    • D. 

      Scientific Method

  • 10. 
    The ongoing process of discovery in science; the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence they gather.  
    • A. 

      Scientific inquiry

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Models

    • D. 

      Scientific Method

  • 11. 
    The factor that is changed in an experiment in order to study changes in the dependent variable.
    • A. 

      Independent Variable

    • B. 

      Dependent Variable

    • C. 

      Controlled Variables

    • D. 

      Controlled Experiment

  • 12. 
    The use of multiple trials within procedures in an investigation
    • A. 

      Replication

    • B. 

      Investigation

    • C. 

      Experiment

    • D. 

      Repetition

  • 13. 
    A statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions.
    • A. 

      Theory

    • B. 

      Law

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Scientific Method

  • 14. 
    Tentative schemes or structures that correspond to real objects, events or classes of events, and that have explanatory power
    • A. 

      Models

    • B. 

      Theory

    • C. 

      Investigation

    • D. 

      Replication

  • 15. 
     A well-tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results.
    • A. 

      Experiment

    • B. 

      Dependent Variable

    • C. 

      Theory

    • D. 

      Law

  • 16. 
    The test of a hypothesis under controlled conditions
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Models

    • C. 

      Experiment

    • D. 

      Investigation

  • 17. 
    An experiment in which only one variable is manipulated
    • A. 

      Independent Variables

    • B. 

      Dependent Variables

    • C. 

      Controlled Variables

    • D. 

      Controlled Experiment

  • 18. 
    Subjective observations are opinions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Predicting is using prior knowledge to make a forecast about a future event.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    All important scientific discoveries are made by professional scientists. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Scientists use all the steps in a scientific method in the same order to solve different problems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In a controlled experiment, the independent variable is the factor that is changed by the researcher.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    When observing and recording the results of an experiment, observations my include both measurements and descriptions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Using scientific methods means doing a controlled experiment
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    There are never variables or controls in an observational study
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False