Quiz Over Scientific Method

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Scientific Method Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    One of my 8th grade STUCO kids want to know – What is the effect of acne medicine on pimple reduction? IDENTIFY the INDEPENDENT VARIABLE
    • A. 

      Acne medicine

    • B. 

      Pimple reduction

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Skin type

  • 2. 
    Nick wanted to see how high an ice cube would float in different temperatures of water. Identify the independent variable
    • A. 

      How high an ice cube floats

    • B. 

      What type of liquid Nick is using

    • C. 

      Temperature of water

  • 3. 
    Mr. Gipson wanted to see how different types of music affected students' pulse rates. He played different types of music: heavy metal, rap, R&B, alternative, pop, country, and classical music. Identify the DEPENDENT variable.
    • A. 

      Mr. Gipson

    • B. 

      Type of music

    • C. 

      Pulse rate

  • 4. 
    Tiffany was investigating how fast it took Hayden to react to different sounds - such as a dog barking, a person yelling, a car honking.   Identify the independent variable.
    • A. 

      How fast Hayden reacts

    • B. 

      Different sounds

    • C. 

      If Hayden is distracted

  • 5. 
    I was shopping for paper towels yesterday and it got me thinking.... Which paper towel brand is the strongest? Indentify the dependent variable
    • A. 

      Paper towel brand

    • B. 

      Strength of paper towel

    • C. 

      What I clean up with the paper towel

  • 6. 
    All hypothesis should be written as an _______________________  statement.
    • A. 

      I think

    • B. 

      Sometimes crazy things happen in science

    • C. 

      If/Then

    • D. 

      Because

  • 7. 
    If I use fertilizer on my tomato plant, then my tomato plants will grow bigger. Identify the independent variable
    • A. 

      Fertilizer

    • B. 

      Size of plant

    • C. 

      Water, sunlight, amount of dirt

  • 8. 
    If I use fertilizer on my tomato plant, then my tomato plants will grow bigger. What would be a constant for this experiment?
    • A. 

      Fertilizer

    • B. 

      Size of tomato plant at end of experiment

    • C. 

      Amount of sunlight

  • 9. 
    IF I take a yoga class, THEN my flexiblity will increase.  Find the Independent Variable
    • A. 

      My yoga instructor

    • B. 

      Flexibility

    • C. 

      Taking a yoga class

  • 10. 
    Does an expensive brand of shampoo make my hair shinier?  Identify the dependent variable
    • A. 

      Brand of shampoo

    • B. 

      Shininess of hair

    • C. 

      Length of hair

    • D. 

      Amount of shampoo

  • 11. 
    Does an expensive brand of shampoo make my hair shinier?  Identify a constant in the experiment
    • A. 

      Length of wash time

    • B. 

      Water temperature while washing

    • C. 

      Amount of shampoo

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    What is the effect of toothpaste of cavity prevention? Identify then independent variable
    • A. 

      Whether or not I have had braces

    • B. 

      Toothpaste

    • C. 

      Cavity prevention

    • D. 

      Toothbrush brand

  • 13. 
    My 3 year old wants to know --   Which nail polish best reduces chipping? Identify the dependent variable
    • A. 

      Nail polish

    • B. 

      Chipping

    • C. 

      Whether or not I bite my nails

  • 14. 
    If I buy expensive running shoes, THEN I will jog faster.  Identify the independent variable.
    • A. 

      Not a chance Mrs. L - you won't run faster with new shoes

    • B. 

      Running shoes

    • C. 

      Speed of jog

  • 15. 
    The final step of the scientific method is to
    • A. 

      Stop researching

    • B. 

      Form a conclusion and then think of a new question and start the process over

    • C. 

      Form a conclusion and never think of the experiment again

    • D. 

      None of the above

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