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What Is Scientific Method Quiz? - Quiz

This quiz will show me and you what standards you feel comfortable with that deal with the scientific method.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Incredible Chain Smoker "In 1992 a woman in Michigan turned 107 years old. She claimed that the secret to long life was smoking cigarettes. She had no lung damage, took long walks each day without breathing problems, and was healthier than most people half her age. She smoked over 25 cigarettes a day for 80 years and believed the smoke helped keep her healthy" Do you think this ONE story proves that smoking is healthy? Why or Why not?

  • 2. 

    Please write a hypothesis you would write for this problem... Remember- IF... THEN "Nike just came out with a shoe. They claim the shoes will make you jump 8 inches higher than regular shoes." Whats your hypothesis

  • 3. 

    Which answer shows the normal order scientists complete the scientific method in?

    • A.

      Problem, results, experiment, hypothesis, conclusion

    • B.

      Conclusion, results, experiment, hypothesis, problem

    • C.

      Problem, hypothesis, experiment, results, conclusion

    • D.

      Experiment, question, conclusion, experience, results

    Correct Answer
    C. Problem, hypothesis, experiment, results, conclusion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Problem, hypothesis, experiment, results, conclusion." This order represents the typical sequence of steps followed in the scientific method. First, scientists identify a problem or question they want to investigate. Then, they formulate a hypothesis, which is a proposed explanation for the problem. Next, they design and conduct an experiment to test the hypothesis. The results of the experiment are then analyzed and interpreted. Finally, a conclusion is drawn based on the results, either supporting or rejecting the hypothesis.

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  • 4. 

    An observation is

    • A.

      Anything straight from the 5 senses

    • B.

      Something from a lab box

    • C.

      Something you have to know already

    • D.

      An educated guess

    Correct Answer
    A. Anything straight from the 5 senses
    Explanation
    An observation refers to any information or data that is obtained directly through the five senses, such as seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, or smelling. It is the act of perceiving or noticing something in the external environment without any interpretation or prior knowledge. Observations are based on firsthand experiences and provide objective and factual information about the world around us. They can be used as evidence to support or refute a hypothesis or theory.

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  • 5. 

    Is this statement an opinion or observation? "The plant grew 3cm last week."

    • A.

      Opinion

    • B.

      Observation

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Observation
    Explanation
    The statement "The plant grew 3cm last week" is an observation because it is a factual statement based on measurable data. It is not a subjective statement that expresses personal beliefs or feelings, which would make it an opinion. Instead, it simply states a measurable fact about the growth of the plant.

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  • 6. 

    Mr. Smith counted up how many times Sammy talked in class during the past 3 tests. He also recorded Sammy's grades in the table below.                     Times caught talking           Test Score Unit 1                       25                                  55 Unit 2                       15                                  70 Unit 3                       7                                    85 What is the relationship between how much Sammy talks and his Test Score? (what is your conclusion from the results?)

    • A.

      The more he talks, the higher his test score

    • B.

      There is no relationship

    • C.

      The less he talks, the higher his test score

    • D.

      If Sammy talks, he distracts the whole class

    Correct Answer
    C. The less he talks, the higher his test score
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the table shows that as the number of times Sammy talks decreases from Unit 1 to Unit 3, his test score increases. This implies that there is an inverse relationship between how much Sammy talks and his test score. Therefore, the correct answer is "The less he talks, the higher his test score."

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  • 7. 

    Katie found a gemstone in a river while on vacation. She took it home, polished it, and described it with the following statements: x- I think The gem is probably old y- The gem has a large crack in it z- The gem's edges are rough Which statement is NOT an observation

    • A.

      X is not an observation

    • B.

      Y is not an observation

    • C.

      Z is not an observation

    • D.

      X, y, and z are not observations

    Correct Answer
    A. X is not an observation
    Explanation
    The statement "x- I think The gem is probably old" is not an observation because it is based on Katie's opinion or belief rather than a direct observation of the gemstone's characteristics. In contrast, statements y and z describe observable features of the gemstone (a large crack and rough edges), making them observations.

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  • 8. 

    Please check off the 4 main safety hazards in sixth grade science.

    • A.

      Sharp Objects

    • B.

      Plants

    • C.

      Heat and Flames

    • D.

      Chemicals

    • E.

      Glass

    • F.

      Goggles

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Sharp Objects
    C. Heat and Flames
    D. Chemicals
    E. Glass
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the four main safety hazards in sixth grade science: sharp objects, heat and flames, chemicals, and glass. These hazards can pose risks to students if not handled properly. Sharp objects can cause cuts or injuries, heat and flames can lead to burns or fires, chemicals can be toxic or corrosive, and glass can break and cause cuts. It is important for students to be aware of these hazards and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety, such as wearing goggles and handling materials with care.

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  • 9. 

    A variable is anything that can

    • A.

      Change an experiment

    • B.

      Change how you look

    • C.

      Affect the time

    • D.

      Look cool in an experiment

    Correct Answer
    A. Change an experiment
    Explanation
    A variable is something that can be altered or manipulated in an experiment, which can lead to different outcomes or results. By changing a variable, it allows researchers to test the effect it has on the experiment and observe any changes or patterns that may occur. Therefore, the statement "change an experiment" accurately describes the role of a variable in an experiment.

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  • 10. 

    How many variables should you TEST at a time in an experiment?

    • A.

      283,283,845,238,954.23413383

    • B.

      0

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      17

    Correct Answer
    C. 1
    Explanation
    In an experiment, it is recommended to test only one variable at a time. This allows for better control and understanding of the effects of that specific variable on the outcome of the experiment. Testing multiple variables simultaneously can lead to confusion and difficulty in determining the cause and effect relationship between the variables and the results. Therefore, it is best to test one variable at a time to ensure accurate and reliable results.

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  • 11. 

    Which statement below is NOT an observation

    • A.

      The rock fizzed when acid was poured on it

    • B.

      The experiment ended at 9:45AM

    • C.

      The explosion rose over 3 feet from the table

    • D.

      The chemicals look gross when you mix them together

    Correct Answer
    D. The chemicals look gross when you mix them together
    Explanation
    This statement is not an observation because it is subjective and based on personal opinion rather than a factual observation. Observations should be objective and based on what can be directly observed or measured.

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  • 12. 

    What scientific Tool is this?

    • A.

      A water holder

    • B.

      Beaker

    • C.

      Tweezers

    • D.

      Measuring stick

    Correct Answer
    B. Beaker
    Explanation
    A beaker is a scientific tool used for holding and measuring liquid volumes. It is a cylindrical container with a flat bottom and a pouring lip. Beakers are commonly made of glass or plastic and come in various sizes. They are used in laboratories for mixing, heating, and storing liquids during experiments. The shape of the beaker allows for easy pouring and the markings on the side help in measuring precise volumes of liquids.

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  • 13. 

    A hypothesis is a

    • A.

      Type of experiment

    • B.

      type of data

    • C.

      scientific name for an animal

    • D.

      Testable statement

    Correct Answer
    D. Testable statement
    Explanation
    A hypothesis is a testable statement that is formulated based on observations and prior knowledge. It is used in scientific research to propose an explanation or prediction about a phenomenon or relationship between variables. Hypotheses are important because they guide the research process and allow scientists to systematically gather evidence to support or refute the statement. By conducting experiments and analyzing data, scientists can evaluate the validity of a hypothesis and draw conclusions about the phenomenon being studied.

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  • 14. 

    I wanted to use this tool to measure out a small amount of water. What tool is this?

    • A.

      Plastic thing

    • B.

      A graduated cylinder

    • C.

      A large beaker

    • D.

      A cup

    Correct Answer
    B. A graduated cylinder
    Explanation
    A graduated cylinder is the correct answer because it is a tool specifically designed for measuring small amounts of liquid. It has markings on the side that allow for precise measurements to be taken. A plastic thing, a large beaker, and a cup are not specifically designed for measuring liquids and may not provide accurate measurements.

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  • 15. 

    Olivia got a drink from the water fountain and said "Eww, water at home is so much better." Since she likes home water , she wants to set up an experiment to test which kind of water is healthier. What statement do you think could be Olivia's hypothesis?

    • A.

      "If I test both waters, then the water from my house will be healthier than school water"

    • B.

      "The results show home water is healthier than school water"

    • C.

      "Water from school is better for you"

    • D.

      "Samples of school water look less clean"

    Correct Answer
    A. "If I test both waters, then the water from my house will be healthier than school water"
    Explanation
    Olivia's hypothesis could be "If I test both waters, then the water from my house will be healthier than school water". This hypothesis suggests that Olivia believes the water from her house is of better quality and will yield healthier results compared to the water from school. She wants to conduct an experiment to test this hypothesis and determine if her belief is supported by the evidence.

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  • 16. 

    Tara thinks that a video game will improve scores on a social studies test. She has 4 students take an exam before and after playing through an entire video game. The table below shows their scores.                         Before video game     After video game Student 1                    79                               85 Student 2                    86                               80 Student 3                    77                               73 Student 4                    93                               90      Do these results show that the video game helps students improve test scores? Why?

    • A.

      Yes, one student improved, so it works!

    • B.

      No, only one student improved, the rest didn't

    • C.

      Yes, the scores stayed about the same

    • D.

      I have no idea what this is about

    Correct Answer
    B. No, only one student improved, the rest didn't
    Explanation
    The results do not show that the video game helps students improve test scores because only one student out of the four improved their score after playing the game. The scores of the other three students either stayed the same or decreased. Therefore, it cannot be concluded that the video game has a consistent positive impact on test scores based on these results.

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  • 17. 

    Brian wants to see if his tomato plants grow better in sandy, clay, or or rocky soil. He puts all three plants in the same size pots in his backyard with the different soils. Which answer lists a variable(s) he will need to worry about to make sure the rest of his experiment is fair?

    • A.

      The size of the pots.

    • B.

      How much he waters the plants

    • C.

      How much fertilizer he uses

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In order to ensure a fair experiment, Brian needs to worry about the size of the pots, how much he waters the plants, and how much fertilizer he uses. The size of the pots can affect the amount of space the roots have to grow and the availability of nutrients in the soil. The amount of water and fertilizer can also impact the growth and health of the plants. Therefore, considering all of these variables is necessary to ensure accurate and valid results.

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  • 18. 

    Kane was bored in the back of class and wanted to hit Mr. Smith with a paper ball. He wanted to figure out if cardboard, copy paper, or tissue paper would go the farthest. He rolled up a ball from each type of paper. He threw the cardboard ball from 20 feet away, the copy paper from 17 feet, and the tissue from 15 feet. He records how far each one goes. What did Kane do wrong in this experiment?

    • A.

      Nothing

    • B.

      He already knew the answers, so he shouldn't even of done it

    • C.

      He shouldn't have used tissue paper

    • D.

      He threw the paper from different distances, so his results aren't good

    Correct Answer
    D. He threw the paper from different distances, so his results aren't good
    Explanation
    Kane threw the paper balls from different distances, which means that the variable of distance was not controlled in his experiment. This lack of control over the distance could have affected the results and made them unreliable. In order to obtain accurate and valid results, Kane should have thrown all the paper balls from the same distance.

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  • 19. 

    Where is science?

    • A.

      Here

    • B.

      There

    • C.

      Everywhere

    • D.

      Hmmmmmmmmmm...

    Correct Answer
    C. Everywhere
    Explanation
    Science is present everywhere because it is the systematic study of the natural world through observation and experimentation. It encompasses all fields of knowledge, from biology and chemistry to physics and astronomy. Science is not limited to a specific location or confined to a laboratory; it is present in our daily lives, in the natural world around us, and in the technological advancements that shape our society. Whether it's the laws of physics governing the motion of objects or the biological processes that occur within our bodies, science is ubiquitous and influences every aspect of our existence.

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  • 20. 

    The scientific method is

    • A.

      Always right

    • B.

      A way to solve problems

    • C.

      Is something you need a lab coat to do

    • D.

      What's the scientific method?

    Correct Answer
    B. A way to solve problems
    Explanation
    The scientific method refers to a systematic approach used by scientists to solve problems and answer questions. It involves making observations, formulating a hypothesis, conducting experiments, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions. By following this method, scientists can ensure that their findings are reliable and can be replicated by others. It is not always right, as scientific knowledge is constantly evolving and subject to revision based on new evidence. A lab coat is not necessary to practice the scientific method, as it can be applied in various settings, not just in a laboratory.

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  • 21. 

    The measurements and numbers you get from your experiment are called your

    • A.

      Timelines

    • B.

      Hypotheses

    • C.

      Results

    • D.

      Safety hazards

    Correct Answer
    C. Results
    Explanation
    The measurements and numbers obtained from an experiment are referred to as "results." These findings provide information about the outcomes and conclusions of the experiment. They are crucial in analyzing and interpreting the data collected during the experiment, allowing researchers to draw meaningful conclusions and make informed decisions.

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