Detective Science Review

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Detective Science Review

The objective of every experiment is to establish a solution to a particular problem. If for instance you want to determine which variable influences the other, you got to perform an experiment and from there, you can establish a dependent from an independent variable. This is detective science test, give it a try and have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The car is a green Honda CRV.

    • B. 

      There are two people sitting in the car.

    • C. 

      The car is traveling at 45 mph.

    • D. 

      There is one bumper sticker on the back of the car.

  • 2. 
    Pete is studying a rock. He notes details about the rock using his senses. Which habit of mind is Pete showing? 
    • A. 

      Make careful observations.

    • B. 

      Collect and organize data.

    • C. 

      Use math to solve problems.

    • D. 

      Use trial and error.

  • 3. 
    The string measures 3 inches. This is an example of a quantitative observation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    One habit of mind is to, "look beyond the ____________."
  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Observe

    • C. 

      Inference

    • D. 

      Criminology

  • 6. 
    An inference is a reasonable conclusion based on evidence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    To study by close examination and systematic inquiry.
    • A. 

      Inference

    • B. 

      Conclusion

    • C. 

      Investigate

    • D. 

      Data

  • 8. 
    Measurable facts collected from investigation.
    • A. 

      Investigate

    • B. 

      Conclusion

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Data

  • 9. 
    An educated guess.
    • A. 

      Conclusion

    • B. 

      Observation

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Data

  • 10. 
    A summary of what was discovered by experimentation or investigation.
    • A. 

      Conclusion

    • B. 

      Inference

    • C. 

      Investigate

    • D. 

      Data

  • 11. 
    Carla is trying to grow sugar crystals. She tries one method and finds it does not work. She tries two more methods. What habit of mind is Carla showing?
    • A. 

      Make careful observations.

    • B. 

      Collect and organize data.

    • C. 

      Look beyond the obvious.

    • D. 

      Use trial and error.

  • 12. 
    Henry has studied the growth of carrots with and without fertilizer. He organizes his data into a chart. Then he creates a line graph of the results. Which habit of mind?
    • A. 

      Make careful observations.

    • B. 

      Collect and organize data.

    • C. 

      Look beyond the obvious.

    • D. 

      Use trial and error.

  • 13. 
    Jill wonders what the average weight of a sixth grader is. She writes down everyone's weight. She then uses the mathematic formula to find the mean, or overall average, of weight. Which habit of mind?
    • A. 

      Make careful observations.

    • B. 

      Collect and organize data.

    • C. 

      Use math to solve problems.

    • D. 

      Use trial and error.

  • 14. 
    Look at this picture. Which of the following is an appropriate observation?
    • A. 

      It is hot at this location.

    • B. 

      The location receives very little rain.

    • C. 

      Rock formations are red, orange, and brown in color.

    • D. 

      The rock formations were carved out by water and wind over many years.

  • 15. 
    Look at the picture. Which would be an appropriate observation?
    • A. 

      The penguins love to dance.

    • B. 

      This is a cold environment.

    • C. 

      There are three penguins in the picture.

    • D. 

      The penguins are communicating.

  • 16. 
    Look at the picture. Which of the following is an appropriate observation?
    • A. 

      The koala has thick fur.

    • B. 

      The koala eats eucalyptus leaves.

    • C. 

      The koala lives in Australia.

    • D. 

      The koala is sweet and friendly.

  • 17. 
    Look at the picture. Make an appropriate inference.  
    • A. 

      The flowers are yellow.

    • B. 

      The flower stems are green.

    • C. 

      The sky is blue.

    • D. 

      These flowers benefit from sunlight.