1.1 And 1.2 Test Review- What Do Scientists Do?

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1.1 And 1.2 Test Review- What Do Scientists Do?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which statement is true of all scientists?
    • A. 

      They study living things.

    • B. 

      They study the natural world.

    • C. 

      They study items found on earth.

    • D. 

      They study things found in outer space.

  • 2. 
    Someone places a cup of water and a cup of cooking oil in the freezer. She checks on the cups every 30 minutes. She records the times the liquids freeze. Which question is she investigating?
    • A. 

      Which liquid freezes faster, water or cooking oil?

    • B. 

      Which liquid tastes better frozen, water or cooking oil?

    • C. 

      Which item floats better, frozen water or frozen cooking oil?

    • D. 

      Which item melts faster, frozen water or frozen cooking oil?

  • 3. 
    Someone asks people in his class to report how many times per week they recycle. He asks his friends in 2 other classes to collect reports from their classmates, too. Which is true about his investigation?
    • A. 

      It involves collaboration.

    • B. 

      It follows the scientific method.

    • C. 

      It produces results that don't change.

    • D. 

      It explains why people recycle.

  • 4. 
    Someone wants to investigate moon craters. He drips water into a shallow pan of flour. He holds a dropper at a different height each time he moves to a new area of the pan. He observes the water drops make dents of different sizes in the flour. What type of experiment is he conducting?
    • A. 

      Modeling

    • B. 

      Surveying

    • C. 

      Classifying

    • D. 

      Direct studying

  • 5. 
    A scientist looks at a graph of the results of his experiment. He draws conclusions about the results. What is one way the scientist could use his conclusions?
    • A. 

      To decide whether his results are correct

    • B. 

      To decide whether his hypothesis is correct

    • C. 

      To decide whether he should make a different conclusion

    • D. 

      To decide whether he should share his results with others

  • 6. 
    During someone's investigation, a plant grew 1 inch each week for 4 weeks. When she displays her drawing of the weekly changes in the size of the plant, what skill is she using?
    • A. 

      Communication

    • B. 

      Inference

    • C. 

      Observation

    • D. 

      Variables

  • 7. 
    Someone is studying water. She things that adding salt to water may make it freeze as a higher temperature. Which word describes her statement?
    • A. 

      Conclusion

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Investigation

    • D. 

      Variable

  • 8. 
    Someone grew one plant on the windowsill. She grew another plant inside a black plastic bag. She made a poster about how the plants grew. What does her poster do?
    • A. 

      Predicts the data

    • B. 

      Classifies the data

    • C. 

      Hypothesizes the data

    • D. 

      Communicates the data

  • 9. 
    Someone wants to add more blueberries to a muffin recipe. He thinks it will make the muffins taste better. What part of the inquiry process are the blueberries?
    • A. 

      Variable

    • B. 

      Question

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Conclusion

  • 10. 
    Two students studied how far back two toy pull-back cars can travel. Each student pulled a car back and let it go. Then they measured how far each car traveled before it stopped. What part of the inquiry process did the students do?
    • A. 

      Made a prediction

    • B. 

      Drew a conclusion

    • C. 

      Conducted an investigation

    • D. 

      Communicated their results