Thinking Like A Scientist Practice Quiz

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Thinking Like A Scientist Practice Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are predictions based on?
    • A. 

      Predicting is forecasting based on past experience or evidence.

    • B. 

      Predicting is guessing the data measurements.

    • C. 

      Predicting is making a hypothesis.

    • D. 

      Predicting is evaluating the evidence and outcome of testing.

  • 2. 
    What is a model?
    • A. 

      A representation, a copy, replica of a complex object or process.

    • B. 

      A prediction of what can occur.

    • C. 

      A piece of a large sample.

    • D. 

      A sample solution.

  • 3. 
    What is an observation?
    • A. 

      Information gathered by ones senses.

    • B. 

      A way of thinking and reasoning.

    • C. 

      Information gathered through research.

    • D. 

      Information gathered through sampling.

  • 4. 
    What is classifying?
    • A. 

      Classifying is the process or grouping together things that are alike in some way.

    • B. 

      Classifying is creating models representing complex ideas or objects.

    • C. 

      Classifying is predicting what will happen in an experiment.

  • 5. 
    What is inferring?
    • A. 

      To explain or interpret observations.

    • B. 

      To predict based on observations.

    • C. 

      To find evidence supporting an observation.

    • D. 

      To give a hypothesis.

  • 6. 
    What is qualitative observation/research?
    • A. 

      Observations/research expressed in description.

    • B. 

      Observations/research expressed in number.

    • C. 

      Analyzing and expressing observational data.

    • D. 

      Analyzing descriptive data.

  • 7. 
    What is quantitative observations/research?
    • A. 

      Observations/research expressed in number.

    • B. 

      Analyzing observational data.

    • C. 

      Observations/research expressed by descriptions.

    • D. 

      Analyzing descriptive data.

  • 8. 
    What is skepticism?
    • A. 

      Skepticism is having an attitude of doubt.

    • B. 

      Skepticism is honesty, reporting the true outcomes of experiments and testing.

    • C. 

      Skepticism is an eagerness to learn and be curious.

    • D. 

      Skepticism is being open-minded, or capable of accepting new and different ideas.

  • 9. 
    Why are models important to use?
    • A. 

      Help to understand by representing objects or processes that are complex.

    • B. 

      Help to learn through building.

    • C. 

      Help to share information.

    • D. 

      Help to teach and learn about objects and processes.

    • E. 

      All of these.

  • 10. 
    How do observations differ from inferences?
    • A. 

      Observations are based on information gathered by one's senses. Inferences are explanations we have for what we observe.

    • B. 

      Observations are based on explanations of the natural world. Inferences are sensing.

    • C. 

      Observations are based on information we read or research. Inferences are observations.

    • D. 

      Observations are based on educated guesses. Inferences are explanations for these guesses.

  • 11. 
    What is meant by the term scientific attitude, habits of mind?
    • A. 

      Scientific attitude, habits of mind include curiosity, honesty, open-mindedness, skepticism and creativity.

    • B. 

      Scientific attitude, habits of mind include curiosity, fairness, open-mindedness, and skepticism.

    • C. 

      Scientific attitude, habits of mind include curiosity, repeating the experiment, open-mindedness, skepticism and creativity.

    • D. 

      Scientific attitude, habits of mind include curiosity, stating a problem, observation, honesty, and creativity.

  • 12. 
    Which answer is evidence of Jane Goodall's qualitative research data collection?
    • A. 

      Jane and her assistants followed the chimpanzees through the forest and kept a detailed field notebook/journal about the chimp's behavior.

    • B. 

      Jane and her assistants followed the chimpanzees through the forest and took photographs and video of the chimp's behavior.

    • C. 

      Jane and her assistants followed the chimpanzees through the forest.

    • D. 

      Jane and her assistants read and researched about chimpanzees in Tanzania.

  • 13. 
    An explanation of how nature works.
    • A. 

      Theory

    • B. 

      Conclusion

    • C. 

      Law

    • D. 

      Hypothesis

  • 14. 
    A statement that describes nature.
    • A. 

      Law

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Theory

    • D. 

      Conclusion

  • 15. 
    Choose the numeral for deci.
    • A. 

      .01

    • B. 

      .1

    • C. 

      .001

    • D. 

      10

  • 16. 
    Identify the numeral for kilo
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      10,000

    • C. 

      1,000

    • D. 

      10

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