Scientific Method Test Quiz

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This test covers what we have been learning in class. "The Scientific Method". If you need to, check your notes before you begin. You will have 45 minutes to complete this test. Please insert your name: First and Last The password is: elibert You are allowed to retry the test only once. if you try it a third time, I may be forced to disqualify you. You will receive your score when you see me. GOOD LUCK! Mr. Elibert. .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In your research paper or science fair display this section includes your problem statement and hypothesis.
    • A. 

      Purpose

    • B. 

      Conclusion

    • C. 

      Procedure

    • D. 

      Result

  • 2. 
    In your research paper or science fair display this section includes your observation discussion, data tables, graphs and illustrations.
    • A. 

      Conclusion

    • B. 

      Purpose

    • C. 

      Result

    • D. 

      Procedure

  • 3. 
    The responding variable that you look for during an experiment is called
    • A. 

      Scientific factor

    • B. 

      Dependent variable

    • C. 

      Critical factor

    • D. 

      Independent factor

  • 4. 
    Recording weather and bird data on your tally sheet corresponds to _______ in the scientific method.
    • A. 

      Analyzing data

    • B. 

      Experiment design

    • C. 

      Drawing conclusion

    • D. 

      Collecting data

  • 5. 
    Stating in advance the result that will be obtained from testing a hypothesis.
    • A. 

      Modeling

    • B. 

      Sequencing

    • C. 

      Communicating

    • D. 

      Predicting

  • 6. 
    During a controlled experiment this population does not receive the independent variable.
    • A. 

      Control group

    • B. 

      Lab population

    • C. 

      Experimental group

    • D. 

      Study variable

  • 7. 
    The use of one or more of the five senses to perceive objects or events.
    • A. 

      Observing

    • B. 

      Collecting

    • C. 

      Organizing

    • D. 

      Experimenting

  • 8. 
    The process of testing a hypothesis by carrying out data-gathering procedures.
    • A. 

      Classifying

    • B. 

      Modeling

    • C. 

      Predicting

    • D. 

      Experimenting

  • 9. 
    The manipulated variable that you control during an experiment.
    • A. 

      Scientific factor

    • B. 

      Independent variable

    • C. 

      Dependent variable

    • D. 

      Experimental item

  • 10. 
    Examples of the skills used in science include ____ and ____.
    • A. 

      Cholera and e. coli outbreaks

    • B. 

      Clues and detectives

    • C. 

      Facts and inferences

    • D. 

      Observations and measurements

  • 11. 
    After scientists analyze the results of their experiments, they ____.
    • A. 

      Form a hypothesis

    • B. 

      Include a control

    • C. 

      Communicate results

    • D. 

      Choose variables

  • 12. 
    Which of the following steps to solve a problem must be completed first?
    • A. 

      Analyzing data

    • B. 

      Identifying the problem

    • C. 

      Forming a hypothesis

    • D. 

      Testing a hypothesis

  • 13. 
                 Which of the following steps to solve a problem is completed last
    • A. 

      Analyzing data

    • B. 

      Recognize the problem

    • C. 

      Drawing conclusions

    • D. 

      Testing a hypothesis

  • 14. 
               A prediction or statement that can be tested is a(n)____.
    • A. 

      Conclusion

    • B. 

      Observation

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      Hypothesis

  • 15. 
    A factor in an experiment that can change is a(n)____.
    • A. 

      Observation

    • B. 

      Variable

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      Hypothesis

  • 16. 
                 One tool that can be used to display your data is a ____.
    • A. 

      Balance

    • B. 

      Spring scale

    • C. 

      Microscope

    • D. 

      Computer

  • 17. 
                A good way to organize and record your results and observations is ____.
    • A. 

      In a data table

    • B. 

      By using a calculator

    • C. 

      With a balance or a spring scale

    • D. 

      By having a hypothesis before you begin your experiment

  • 18. 
    In a controlled experiment, a scientist is studying how long it takes parachutes of different sizes to fall to the ground. What is the independent variable?
    • A. 

      The size of the parachute

    • B. 

      The height from which the parachute is dropped

    • C. 

      The size of the object carried by the parachute

    • D. 

      The time it takes for the parachute to drop

  • 19. 
              What skill is a scientist using when she listens to the sounds that whales make?
    • A. 

      Interpreting data

    • B. 

      Developing a hypothesis

    • C. 

      Making observations

    • D. 

      Drawing conclusions

  • 20. 
                A series of logical steps that is followed in order to solve a problem is called the
    • A. 

      Experimental process

    • B. 

      Scientific theory

    • C. 

      Scientific method

    • D. 

      Model method