Trivia Questions On Scientific Method

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Trivia Questions On Scientific Method

To all the students out there who are almost doing their exams and need practice on scientific methods, take this quiz. It is specifically designed to find out your knowledge in class about the scientific method.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Amount of fertlizer given to experimental group

    • B. 

      Growth of corn

    • C. 

      Type of fertilizer

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      When you use a control group you don't need a large sample size.

    • B. 

      When you have a control group you don't have to do any calculations.

    • C. 

      Control groups allow you to compare those recieving the variable and those that are not.

  • 3. 
    The measurable factor in an experiment is known as the
    • A. 

      Independent variable.

    • B. 

      Dependent variable

    • C. 

      Controlled variable

  • 4. 
    John is following the steps of his procedure and writing data in his data table. What step of the scientific method is he in right now?
    • A. 

      Step 1

    • B. 

      Step 2

    • C. 

      Step 3

    • D. 

      Step 4

    • E. 

      Step 5

  • 5. 
    John is doing research to come up with an educated guess to explain his problem. What step is he currently working in?
    • A. 

      Step 1

    • B. 

      Step 2

    • C. 

      Step 3

    • D. 

      Step 4

    • E. 

      Step 5

  • 6. 
    The ________ is a list of steps to follow during an experiment.
  • 7. 
    A _______ is something you create to show data after it has been analyzed. It contains a title, axis labels, and is usually colored.
  • 8. 
    The question that you are trying to answer is part of the ____  _____.
  • 9. 
    Your ____ must state whether your hypothesis was supported by the data or not.
  • 10. 
    A variable that you keep the same for each trial is a ____ variable.
  • 11. 
    Suzy wanted to know if thicker candles burn longer than thinner candles. Her hypothesis was that if she used a thick candle that it would burn for the longest amount of time. She got ten candles that were all the same brand, height, smell, and color. The only difference in the candles was they were all a different size, She lit them at the same time and recorded how long it took for each candle to burn out. What was her independent variable?
    • A. 

      Thickness of the candle

    • B. 

      Length of time the candle burned

    • C. 

      Color of the candle

  • 12. 
    Janet wanted to see if the height of a person affected the length of their handspan. She measured three people's heights, and measured their handspans. She found that the taller a person is, the longer their handspan is. What is wrong with her experiment?
    • A. 

      She tested too many variables at once.

    • B. 

      She did not test a large enough sample of people.

    • C. 

      She did not control all of the variables.

  • 13. 
    Hich of these statements is NOT a good conclusion for the graph shown?
    • A. 

      Big Red blows smaller bubbles than Hubba Bubba.

    • B. 

      All Day Chew blows bubbles almost as large as Hubba Bubba.

    • C. 

      Hubba Bubba is the brand most kids want to chew.

  • 14. 
    Which hypothesis would have been supported by the data from this graph? 
    • A. 

      If Stride is chewed, then most kids will like it.

    • B. 

      If Hubba Bubba is chewed, then the flavor will last the longest.

    • C. 

      If Big red is chewed, then it will have the smallest bubble.

  • 15. 
    What would be a controlled variable in the experiment from this graph?
    • A. 

      Number of times gum is chewed

    • B. 

      Brand of bubble gum

    • C. 

      Size of bubble

  • 16. 
    Hat would be an independent variable from the experiment with this graph?
    • A. 

      Number of times gum is chewed

    • B. 

      Brand of bubble gum

    • C. 

      Size of bubble

  • 17. 
    A ____ group is a group that does not get the variable being tested.
  • 18. 
    An ____ group is a group that does get the variable that is being tested.
  • 19. 
    Step ___ (use the number) is the step in the scientific method process where you make a graph.
  • 20. 
    Step ___ (use the number) is the step in the scientific method where you fill in a data table.