Scientific Investigation Yr 10 Science

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  • 1. 
    The process of making a conclusion from information provided is best described as a/an:
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Variable

    • C. 

      Inference

    • D. 

      Observation

  • 2. 
    10m is equal to
    • A. 

      100 cm

    • B. 

      1,000 cm

    • C. 

      11,000 mm

  • 3. 
    For a hypothesis to be valid, it must be
    • A. 

      Testable

    • B. 

      Support by evidence

    • C. 

      Made into a law

    • D. 

      Made into a theory

  • 4. 
    A quantitative observation will include
    • A. 

      Zoo animals

    • B. 

      Numbers

    • C. 

      Names

  • 5. 
    The statement "Sheila has a stain on her shirt" is an example of a
    • A. 

      Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Qualitative observation

    • C. 

      Prediction

    • D. 

      Quantitative observation

  • 6. 
    The use of the 5 senses to gather information is considered a/an
    • A. 

      Observation

    • B. 

      Inference

    • C. 

      Prediction

    • D. 

      Hypothesis

  • 7. 
    When communicating experiment results in science your lab report should include:
    • A. 

      Use tables and graphs if needed

    • B. 

      Write a conclusion that states if your hypothesis was right or wrong

    • C. 

      Make sure that it is free from bias

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Scientists usually state an ______________________ in an "If ........then............" format.
  • 9. 
    To describe the length of a grain of rice, you would use:
    • A. 

      Millimeters (mm)

    • B. 

      Decimeters (dm)

    • C. 

      Meters (m)

    • D. 

      Kilometers (km)

  • 10. 
    Write the number of the position from which you should view the graduated cylinder to obtain the most accurate measurement. 
  • 11. 
    The temperature on the thermometer shown below is:
    • A. 

      21.5 °C.

    • B. 

      22.5 °C.

    • C. 

      25 °C.

  • 12. 
    What skills & methods are needed to understand scientific investigation?  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Basic Science Skills

    • B. 

      Scientific Method

    • C. 

      Science Boot Camp

  • 13. 
    Mass and weight are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Complete this phrase "Scientific Laws tell us _____________  happened."
    • A. 

      Where it

    • B. 

      What

    • C. 

      Why it

  • 15. 
    Check the three types of variables we have in experimental design:
    • A. 

      Dependent

    • B. 

      Independent

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      Smooth

  • 16. 
    Ten bean seedlings in one setup were grown in the dark, while ten seedlings in another setup were grown in sunlight.  All other growth conditions were kept the same in both setups.  The seedlings grown in the dark were white with long, slender stems.  These seedlings soon died.  The seedlings grown in the sunlight were green and healthy.Which hypothesis was most likely being tested in this investigation?
    • A. 

      Plants grown in the dark cannot perform the process of respiration

    • B. 

      Sunlight is necessary for the normal growth of bean plants

    • C. 

      Light is necessary for the germination of bean seeds

    • D. 

      Light is necessary for proper mineral absorption by plants

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which of these would be called results?
    • A. 

      Wondering Why a Fruit Fly was Born

    • B. 

      Counting Fruit Flies

    • C. 

      Seeing Fruit Flies on an Apple

    • D. 

      Number of Fruit Flies

  • 19. 
    What do you do to test a hypothesis?
    • A. 

      Guess

    • B. 

      Collect data

    • C. 

      Create an experiment

    • D. 

      Publish results

  • 20. 
    A _________ group is used as a comparison to the group where things (variables) are changing.
  • 21. 
    The analysis of data gathered during a particular experiment is necessary in order to...
    • A. 

      Formulate a hypothesis

    • B. 

      Develop a research pan for that experiment

    • C. 

      Draw a valid conclusion for that experiment

  • 22. 
    Lauren wants to know which location in her apartment is best for growing African violets.  She has three African violets.  She puts one on the balcony, one by the kitchen window, and one on the mantel in the living room.  Each plant has the same size pot and the same soil, and Lauren gives each plant the same amount of water. The 2 variables: 1. location of plants 2. how the plants grow Which one is the independent variable (IV)?
    • A. 

      1. location of plants

    • B. 

      2. how the plants grow

  • 23. 
    The independent variable (IV) changes the dependent variable (DV).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Does heating a cup of water allow it to dissolve more sugar? The 2 variables: 1. water temperature 2. amount of dissolved sugar What is the dependent variable (DV)?
    • A. 

      1. water temperature

    • B. 

      2. amount of dissolved sugar

  • 25. 
    The changes that occur in an experiment that are directly caused by the experimenter (you) are called ___________.
    • A. 

      Independent Variables

    • B. 

      Dependent Variables

    • C. 

      Controlled Variable

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