Scientific Method Grade 4

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Everyone wants to live life and learn as much as they can. This is a quiz on scientific methods for young children. If you are a grade 4 student, your knowledge will be useful for such a person test it out below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the first step in the scientific method?

    • A.

      Results/Observation

    • B.

      Procedure

    • C.

      Materials

    • D.

      Prediction

    • E.

      Question

    Correct Answer
    E. Question
    Explanation
    The first step in the scientific method is to ask a question. This is because the scientific method is a systematic approach to conducting scientific research, and it begins with identifying a problem or a question that needs to be answered. By formulating a clear and specific question, scientists can then proceed to design experiments, make predictions, gather materials, and collect data to find answers and solutions.

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  • 2. 

    What is the second step?

    • A.

      Results/Observation

    • B.

      Procedure

    • C.

      Materials

    • D.

      Prediction

    • E.

      Question

    Correct Answer
    D. Prediction
    Explanation
    The second step in a scientific process is usually making a prediction. After formulating a question, the next step is to make an educated guess or hypothesis about the expected outcome. This prediction helps guide the experiment and provides a basis for comparison with the actual results or observations. By making a prediction, scientists can test their hypotheses and determine if they are accurate or need to be revised.

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  • 3. 

    What is the third step?

    • A.

      Conclusion

    • B.

      Procedure

    • C.

      Results/Observation

    • D.

      Materials

    • E.

      Prediction

    Correct Answer
    D. Materials
    Explanation
    The third step in a procedure typically involves gathering or preparing the necessary materials for the experiment or task at hand. This step is important as it ensures that all the required materials are readily available and in the correct quantities, allowing for a smooth and efficient execution of the procedure. By completing this step, one can proceed to the next steps with confidence, knowing that they have everything they need to carry out the task successfully.

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  • 4. 

    What is the 4th step?

    • A.

      Conclusion

    • B.

      Procedure

    • C.

      Results/Observation

    • D.

      Materials

    • E.

      Prediction

    Correct Answer
    B. Procedure
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Procedure" because in any process or experiment, the procedure is the step-by-step instructions or method that needs to be followed. It outlines the specific actions or tasks that need to be carried out in order to achieve the desired outcome or result. Therefore, the procedure is an essential step in any process or experiment.

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  • 5. 

    What is the 5th step?

    • A.

      Conclusion

    • B.

      Procedure

    • C.

      Results/Observation

    • D.

      Materials

    • E.

      Prediction

    Correct Answer
    C. Results/Observation
    Explanation
    The 5th step in the given question is "Results/Observation". This step typically involves recording and documenting the outcomes or findings of an experiment or study. It is the stage where data is collected, analyzed, and interpreted to draw conclusions. By selecting this option as the correct answer, it implies that the 5th step in the given context is specifically focused on recording and observing the results obtained from the procedure or experiment.

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  • 6. 

    What is the last step in the scientific method?

    • A.

      Conclusion

    • B.

      Results/Observation

    • C.

      Materials

    • D.

      Prediction

    • E.

      Question

    Correct Answer
    A. Conclusion
    Explanation
    The last step in the scientific method is the conclusion. After conducting experiments, analyzing data, and interpreting results, scientists draw conclusions based on their findings. The conclusion summarizes the outcomes of the study and answers the initial question or hypothesis. It provides a final statement or explanation regarding the results obtained and their significance in relation to the research question.

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  • 7. 

    What is the  question step of the scientific method?

    • A.

      Forming a hypothesis

    • B.

      Steps you follow to perform the experiment

    • C.

      What you are trying to find out

    • D.

      What happened during the experiment. What you saw.

    • E.

      Things or tools needed for the experiment

    Correct Answer
    C. What you are trying to find out
    Explanation
    The question step of the scientific method is about identifying what you are trying to find out. This step involves clearly defining the problem or topic that you want to investigate and formulating a specific question that can be answered through experimentation or research. It is the initial stage where you establish the purpose and objective of your scientific inquiry.

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  • 8. 

    What is the  prediction step of the scientific method?

    • A.

      Forming a hypothesis

    • B.

      Steps you follow to perform the experiment

    • C.

      What you are trying to find out

    • D.

      What happened during the experiment. What you saw.

    • E.

      Things or tools needed for the experiment

    Correct Answer
    A. Forming a hypothesis
    Explanation
    The prediction step of the scientific method involves forming a hypothesis. This is where the researcher makes an educated guess or prediction about the outcome of the experiment based on previous knowledge or observations. The hypothesis serves as a proposed explanation for the phenomenon being studied and provides a basis for further experimentation and analysis.

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  • 9. 

    What is the  materials step of the scientific method?

    • A.

      Steps you follow to perform the experiment

    • B.

      What you are trying to find out

    • C.

      What happened during the experiment. What you saw.

    • D.

      Things or tools needed for the experiment

    • E.

      Answers the question. Makes a statement about what you learned

    Correct Answer
    D. Things or tools needed for the experiment
    Explanation
    The materials step of the scientific method refers to the things or tools needed for the experiment. This step involves identifying and gathering all the necessary materials and equipment that will be used to conduct the experiment. It is important to have all the required materials ready before starting the experiment to ensure accurate and reliable results.

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  • 10. 

    What is the procedure step of the scientific method?

    • A.

      Answers the question. Makes a statement about what you learned

    • B.

      Things or tools needed for the experiment

    • C.

      What happened during the experiment. What you saw.

    • D.

      What you are trying to find out

    • E.

      Steps you follow to perform the experiment

    Correct Answer
    E. Steps you follow to perform the experiment
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Steps you follow to perform the experiment." This answer accurately describes the procedure step of the scientific method. The scientific method involves following a series of steps to conduct an experiment, which includes defining the question or problem, conducting background research, formulating a hypothesis, designing and performing the experiment, analyzing the data, drawing conclusions, and communicating the results.

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  • 11. 

    What is the results/observations step of the scientific method?

    • A.

      Answers the question. Makes a statement about what you learned

    • B.

      Things or tools needed for the experiment

    • C.

      What happened during the experiment. What you saw.

    • D.

      What you are trying to find out

    • E.

      Steps you follow to perform the experiment

    Correct Answer
    C. What happened during the experiment. What you saw.
    Explanation
    The results/observations step of the scientific method refers to what happened during the experiment and what you saw. This step involves carefully observing and recording the outcomes of the experiment, including any changes, patterns, or measurements that were observed. It is important to document these results accurately and objectively in order to draw conclusions and make interpretations based on the data collected.

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  • 12. 

    What is the conclusion step of the scientific method?

    • A.

      Answers the question. Makes a statement about what you learned

    • B.

      Things or tools needed for the experiment

    • C.

      What happened during the experiment. What you saw.

    • D.

      What you are trying to find out

    • E.

      Steps you follow to perform the experiment

    Correct Answer
    A. Answers the question. Makes a statement about what you learned
    Explanation
    The conclusion step of the scientific method is when you answer the question and make a statement about what you have learned. This step involves analyzing the data collected during the experiment, interpreting the results, and drawing a conclusion based on the evidence obtained. It is the final step where you summarize the findings and determine whether the hypothesis was supported or rejected.

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  • 13. 

    In the "Milky Way" procedure food coloring ----------------on the milk.

    • A.

      Floats

    • B.

      Sinks

    • C.

      Separates

    Correct Answer
    A. Floats
    Explanation
    In the "Milky Way" procedure, when food coloring is added to the milk, it floats on the surface rather than sinking or separating. This is because food coloring is less dense than milk, causing it to remain on top instead of sinking to the bottom.

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  • 14. 

    The food coloring floats because of

    • A.

      Detergent

    • B.

      Surface tension

    • C.

      Patterns

    Correct Answer
    B. Surface tension
    Explanation
    Surface tension is the property of a liquid that allows it to resist an external force and form a "skin" or surface layer. In the case of food coloring, the surface tension of the liquid it is added to causes it to float. The molecules of the liquid are attracted to each other more strongly than they are to the food coloring molecules, creating a cohesive force that allows the food coloring to stay on the surface rather than sinking. This is why the food coloring appears to float when added to a liquid.

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  • 15. 

    What is another word for soap?

    • A.

      Opiod

    • B.

      Mixture

    • C.

      Detergent

    Correct Answer
    C. Detergent
    Explanation
    The word "detergent" is another word for soap. Detergent refers to a substance that is used for cleaning, just like soap. So, detergent is a synonym for soap.

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  • 16. 

    When detergent is dropped into the milk and food coloring it forms a

    • A.

      Procedure

    • B.

      Mixture

    • C.

      Surface tension

    Correct Answer
    B. Mixture
    Explanation
    When detergent is dropped into milk and food coloring, it forms a mixture. This is because detergent molecules have both hydrophobic and hydrophilic ends. The hydrophobic ends attach to the fat molecules in milk, while the hydrophilic ends attach to the water molecules. This disrupts the surface tension of the milk and allows the food coloring to mix evenly with the milk, creating a homogeneous mixture.

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  • 17. 

    When detergent is dropped into the milk and food coloring it forms a mixture. The food coloring __________________ and ___________________.

    • A.

      Separates, swirls

    • B.

      Floats, sinks

    • C.

      Combines, mixes

    Correct Answer
    A. Separates, swirls
    Explanation
    When detergent is dropped into the milk and food coloring, it forms a mixture. The detergent molecules have a hydrophilic (water-loving) head and a hydrophobic (water-repelling) tail. The hydrophobic tails of the detergent molecules surround the fat molecules in the milk, causing them to separate from the liquid and form clumps. As a result, the food coloring molecules, which are water-soluble, are no longer evenly distributed in the milk. This causes the food coloring to separate from the milk and swirl around in the clumps of fat, creating a swirling effect.

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  • 18. 

    The detergent ----------------------the surface tension

    • A.

      Creates

    • B.

      Ignores

    • C.

      Breaks

    Correct Answer
    C. Breaks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "breaks". Detergent is known to break the surface tension of water. This means that when detergent is added to water, it reduces the cohesive forces between water molecules, allowing the water to spread out and wet surfaces more effectively. Breaking the surface tension also helps the detergent to penetrate and remove dirt and grease from surfaces.

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  • 19. 

    The tension is greater away from the drops so it _______________the food coloring to the side.

    • A.

      Pulls

    • B.

      Swishes

    • C.

      Attracts

    Correct Answer
    A. Pulls
    Explanation
    The tension is greater away from the drops, which means that there is a stronger force pulling the food coloring to the side. This force causes the food coloring to move in a pulling motion away from the drops.

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  • 20. 

    When the detergent pulls the food coloring to one side it creates swirling _______________

    • A.

      Patterns

    • B.

      Pictures

    • C.

      Separations

    Correct Answer
    A. Patterns
    Explanation
    When the detergent pulls the food coloring to one side, it creates swirling patterns. The movement of the detergent causes the food coloring to mix and spread in a circular motion, resulting in visually appealing patterns.

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