What Is Scientific Method Quiz?

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What Is Scientific Method Quiz?

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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?

  • 4. 
    Is this statement an opinion or observation? "The plant grew 3cm last week."
    • A. 

      Opinion

    • B. 

      Observation

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    The measurements and numbers you get from your experiment are called your
    • A. 

      Timelines

    • B. 

      Hypotheses

    • C. 

      Results

    • D. 

      Safety hazards

  • 12. 
    What scientific Tool is this?
    • A. 

      A water holder

    • B. 

      Beaker

    • C. 

      Tweezers

    • D. 

      Measuring stick

  • 13. 
    A hypothesis is a
    • A. 

      Type of experiment

    • B. 

      type of data

    • C. 

      scientific name for an animal

    • D. 

      Testable statement

  • 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

  • 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"

  • 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

  • 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

  • 18. 
    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?
  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    Where is science?
    • A. 

      Here

    • B. 

      There

    • C. 

      Everywhere

    • D. 

      Hmmmmmmmmmm...

  • 21. 
    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
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