Scientific Method, Safety, Measurement Tools In The Lab.

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Scientific Method Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The scientific method usually follows a series of steps. The steps a scientist follows are
    • A. 

      Make a prediction, Run a data, find an experiment

    • B. 

      Hypothesis, Conclusion, Make a prediction, State experiment

    • C. 

      Identify a Problem, Form Hypothesis, Run Experiment, Results, State Conclusion

    • D. 

      Experiment, Data, Conclusion, Test, Hypothesis

  • 2. 
    Please check the 4 main safety hazards in 6th grade science.
    • A. 

      Sharp Objects

    • B. 

      Glass

    • C. 

      Chemicals

    • D. 

      Flames/Heat

    • E. 

      Plants

    • F. 

      There are no hazards in science class!

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT an observation
    • A. 

      I saw a leaf with 5 pointed tips

    • B. 

      The organism had 6 legs and a green stripe down its back

    • C. 

      I didn't like the green ice cream as much as the red

    • D. 

      I spilled acid on the floor and it started to smoke.

  • 4. 
    An observation is
    • A. 

      Anything from the natural world

    • B. 

      Something in your brain

    • C. 

      Something about an animal

    • D. 

      Anything from your five senses

  • 5. 
    If I wanted to measure how much rain has fallen in the past day, I could use this device. What is it called?
    • A. 

      Beaker

    • B. 

      Centimeter

    • C. 

      Petri Dish

    • D. 

      Graduated Cylinder

  • 6. 
    Is this statement an opinion or observation? "The plant grew 3 cm in the past week."
    • A. 

      Observation

    • B. 

      Inference

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 7. 
    The data (numbers or measurements) you get from an experiment are called your
    • A. 

      Results

    • B. 

      Conclusion

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Science

  • 8. 
    A hypothesis is a
    • A. 

      A type of liquid

    • B. 

      A data table

    • C. 

      A testable statement

    • D. 

      An experiment

  • 9. 
    A student wants to find out how much water he uses to feed a plant. He takes the watering can and dumps water into the following container.         What type of scientific tool is this?
    • A. 

      A Beaker

    • B. 

      A graduated cylinder

    • C. 

      A periodic table of elements

    • D. 

      A cup

  • 10. 
    A variable is anything that...
    • A. 

      Looks cool

    • B. 

      Smells like its an experiment

    • C. 

      Can change an experiment

    • D. 

      Is not known

  • 11. 
    Which statement below is NOT an observation...
    • A. 

      The sky turned very dark before it rained

    • B. 

      I think that the chemicals will fizz when I mix them.

    • C. 

      The rock's surface was rough and jagged

    • D. 

      I noticed my rabbit drank 1 bottle less water this week than last week

  • 12. 
    How many variables should you TEST at a time in an experiment?
    • A. 

      76,450,304,129,102.2

    • B. 

      0

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      17

  • 13. 
    Please check of the 5 senses you use to make observations.
    • A. 

      Seeing

    • B. 

      Hearing

    • C. 

      Emotion

    • D. 

      Touch

    • E. 

      Taste

    • F. 

      Voice

    • G. 

      Smell

  • 14. 
    If a scientist wants to find out if a new dog food makes puppies grow faster than regular dog food, he needs to know all the variables. Which of the items listed below could be a variable? 1- How much dog food to give the puppies at each meal 2- The type of puppy the scientist uses 3- The age of the puppies in the experiment 4- How long he feeds the puppies the new food for.
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      1,2, and 4 only

    • D. 

      All of the items listed are variables

  • 15. 
    A researcher was studying how water pollution affects fish populations in a local stream. He took samples from two areas, A and B, and these were his results. td p { margin-bottom: 0in; }p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Did sample have pollutants? Number of fish observed Site A Yes 3 Site B No 15 If you were the researcher, What CONCLUSION would you state about this data?
    • A. 

      Pollution doesn't change how many fish there are

    • B. 

      Pollution might affect the number of fish living in a stream

    • C. 

      Pollution makes water dirty so fish can't breathe

  • 16. 
    Just because one scientist says something is true....
    • A. 

      You should believe him/her because they are a scientist

    • B. 

      You should never believe anything he says

    • C. 

      You should do the same tests and see if you reach the same conclusion

  • 17. 
    If you wanted to know what kind of sports ball bounced the highest, what answer would be the best hypothesis to test?
    • A. 

      If a soccer ball and a tennis ball are bounced, both might bounce, but they could be different

    • B. 

      I think this is the wrong experiment

    • C. 

      If a soccer ball and tennis ball are dropped from 3 feet up, then tennis ball will bounce higher.

    • D. 

      The tennis ball will be more bouncy, but the soccer ball will go higher.

  • 18. 
    Where is Science?
    • A. 

      Everywhere

    • B. 

      What is science?

    • C. 

      In the lab only

    • D. 

      In your head

  • 19. 
    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."
  • 20. 
    Why should you only test one variable at a time in an experiment?