The Scientific Method Steps Quiz- II

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  • 1. 

    Which step comes first in the scientific method?

    • A.

      Hypothesis

    • B.

      Procedure

    • C.

      Data

    • D.

      Problem

    • E.

      Constants

    Correct Answer
    D. Problem
    Explanation
    In the scientific method, the first step is to identify a problem or question that needs to be solved or answered. This step involves recognizing a gap in knowledge or a specific issue that requires investigation. Once the problem is identified, the scientist can proceed to formulating a hypothesis, designing a procedure, collecting data, and identifying constants. However, without a clear problem or question to address, the scientific method cannot be effectively applied. Therefore, the problem comes first in the scientific method.

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  • 2. 

    ______________________is the step that an educated guess is made.

    Correct Answer
    Hypothesis
    hypothesis
    Explanation
    The step where an educated guess is made is called a hypothesis. A hypothesis is a proposed explanation or prediction based on limited evidence or prior knowledge. It is an essential part of the scientific method, as it helps guide the research and experimentation process. The use of both uppercase and lowercase "h" in the answer options suggests that the correct term is "Hypothesis" and "hypothesis" can be considered as a typo.

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  • 3. 

    The step in which you collect the information given by your experiment.

    • A.

      Data

    • B.

      Hypothesis

    • C.

      Experimental Error

    • D.

      Conclusion

    • E.

      Analysis

    Correct Answer
    A. Data
    Explanation
    The step in which you collect the information given by your experiment is called data collection. This involves gathering and recording the observations or measurements that are relevant to the experiment. Data collection is crucial as it provides the raw material for analysis and interpretation, allowing you to draw meaningful conclusions and make informed decisions based on the experiment's results.

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  • 4. 

    The _________________ is the set of instructions that are followed while conducting an experiment.

    Correct Answer
    Procedure
    procedure
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Procedure, procedure." The term "procedure" refers to the set of instructions that are followed while conducting an experiment. It outlines the steps and methods that need to be followed in order to carry out the experiment accurately and consistently. By following the procedure, researchers can ensure that the experiment is conducted in a systematic and controlled manner, allowing for reliable results to be obtained.

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  • 5. 

    In what step of the scientific method is the data interpreted. 

    • A.

      Independent Variables

    • B.

      Analysis

    • C.

      Experimental Group

    • D.

      Constants

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Analysis
    Explanation
    In the scientific method, data interpretation occurs during the analysis step. This is when the collected data is examined, organized, and evaluated to draw conclusions and make inferences. During analysis, patterns, trends, and relationships in the data are identified, and any necessary calculations or statistical tests may be conducted. The goal of analysis is to understand the significance and implications of the data, and to determine whether the results support or reject the hypothesis being tested.

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  • 6. 

    A ____________________ is what you make at the end of an experiment.

    Correct Answer
    conclusion
    Conclusion
    Explanation
    At the end of an experiment, a conclusion is typically made. A conclusion is a statement that summarizes the findings or results of the experiment. It is based on the data collected and analyzed during the experiment and provides a final assessment or understanding of the experiment's outcomes.

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  • 7. 

    A _______________ is a group or individual that serves as a standard of comparison with another group to which it is identical in all than one factor.

    Correct Answer
    Control Group
    control group
    Control group
    Explanation
    A control group is a group or individual that serves as a standard of comparison with another group to which it is identical in all than one factor. In scientific experiments, the control group is used to provide a baseline for comparison and to determine the effect of the independent variable. By keeping all variables constant except for the one being tested, researchers can determine if any observed changes are due to the independent variable or other factors. The control group helps to establish cause and effect relationships and ensures the validity of the experiment.

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  • 8. 

    The group that is giving out the data.

    • A.

      Controversial

    • B.

      Data Group

    • C.

      Experimental Group

    • D.

      Data

    • E.

      Numeric Set of Records (NSR)

    Correct Answer
    C. Experimental Group
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Experimental Group". In a research study, an experimental group refers to the group of participants who are exposed to the specific treatment or condition being studied. They are compared to a control group, which does not receive the treatment. The experimental group is important in determining the effectiveness or impact of the treatment or intervention being tested.

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  • 9. 

    The __________________ variable is on the x axis.

    Correct Answer
    Independent
    independent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "independent, independent" because in a graph, the independent variable is typically represented on the x-axis. The independent variable is the one that is manipulated or controlled in an experiment, and it is used to determine the effect on the dependent variable, which is typically represented on the y-axis.

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  • 10. 

    The _________________________ variable is on the y-axis and relies on the independent variable.

    Correct Answer
    dependent
    Dependent
    Explanation
    The dependent variable is the variable that is being measured or observed in an experiment. It is the variable that is expected to change in response to the independent variable, which is manipulated or controlled by the researcher. In this case, the dependent variable is on the y-axis because it is the variable that is being plotted or represented on the vertical axis of a graph.

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  • 11. 

    The things in your experiment you keep the same in every trial.

    • A.

      Source

    • B.

      Data

    • C.

      Variable rate

    • D.

      Number

    • E.

      Constants

    Correct Answer
    E. Constants
    Explanation
    In an experiment, constants refer to the things that remain unchanged or consistent throughout every trial. These are the factors or variables that are intentionally kept the same to ensure that the only factor affecting the outcome is the variable being tested. By keeping constants, researchers can eliminate any potential confounding variables and accurately determine the impact of the variable under investigation.

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