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  • 1. 

    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."

  • 2. 

    Why should you only test one variable at a time in an experiment?

  • 3. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Identify a Problem, Form Hypothesis, Run Experiment, Results, State Conclusion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Identify a Problem, Form Hypothesis, Run Experiment, Results, State Conclusion". This sequence of steps accurately represents the scientific method. First, a problem or question is identified. Then, a hypothesis is formed, which is a proposed explanation for the problem. Next, an experiment is conducted to test the hypothesis. The results of the experiment are analyzed and a conclusion is drawn based on the findings.

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  • 4. 

    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!

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Sharp Objects
    B. Glass
    C. Chemicals
    D. Flames/Heat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sharp Objects, Glass, Chemicals, Flames/Heat. These are the main safety hazards in a science class. Sharp objects can cause cuts or punctures, glass can break and cause injuries, chemicals can be harmful if not handled properly, and flames/heat can cause burns or fires. It is important to be aware of these hazards and take necessary precautions to ensure safety in the science lab.

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  • 5. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. I didn't like the green ice cream as much as the red
    Explanation
    The statement "I didn't like the green ice cream as much as the red" is not an observation because it is based on personal preference and subjective opinion rather than objective facts or characteristics of the ice cream.

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  • 6. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Anything from your five senses
    Explanation
    An observation refers to the act of perceiving or noticing something using our five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell). It involves gathering information or data about the external world through our senses, allowing us to gain knowledge and understanding of our surroundings. This can include anything that we can see, hear, touch, taste, or smell, such as objects, sounds, textures, flavors, or scents. Observations are essential in scientific research and everyday life to gather information and make informed decisions.

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  • 7. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Graduated Cylinder
    Explanation
    A graduated cylinder is a cylindrical container used to measure the volume of liquids accurately. It has markings or graduations on the side, which allows for precise measurements. In this context, if someone wants to measure the amount of rain that has fallen in the past day, a graduated cylinder would be a suitable device to use as it can accurately measure the volume of the collected rainwater.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      Observation

    • B.

      Inference

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Observation
    Explanation
    The statement "The plant grew 3 cm in the past week" is an observation because it is a factual statement based on direct evidence or data. It is a statement of what can be observed or measured, rather than a subjective opinion or interpretation.

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  • 9. 

    The data (numbers or measurements) you get from an experiment are called your

    • A.

      Results

    • B.

      Conclusion

    • C.

      Hypothesis

    • D.

      Science

    Correct Answer
    A. Results
    Explanation
    The data obtained from an experiment is referred to as "results." These results are the outcome of the experiment and provide information or evidence that can be analyzed and interpreted to draw conclusions. They are crucial in determining whether the hypothesis was supported or rejected and play a significant role in the scientific process.

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  • 10. 

    A hypothesis is a

    • A.

      A type of liquid

    • B.

      A data table

    • C.

      A testable statement

    • D.

      An experiment

    Correct Answer
    C. A testable statement
    Explanation
    A hypothesis is a testable statement that is formulated based on observations and research. It is a proposed explanation or prediction about a phenomenon or relationship between variables. A hypothesis is used in scientific research to guide the design of experiments and to determine if the data collected supports or rejects the hypothesis.

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  • 11. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. A Beaker
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a beaker. A beaker is a scientific tool commonly used in laboratories for holding, measuring, and mixing liquids. It has a wide mouth and a flat bottom, making it easy to pour and stir substances. In this scenario, the student is using the beaker to measure the amount of water he uses to feed the plant.

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  • 12. 

    A variable is anything that...

    • A.

      Looks cool

    • B.

      Smells like its an experiment

    • C.

      Can change an experiment

    • D.

      Is not known

    Correct Answer
    C. Can change an experiment
    Explanation
    A variable is something that has the ability to alter or influence an experiment. It is a factor or condition that can be changed or manipulated by the researcher in order to observe its effect on the outcome of the experiment. By varying the variable, the researcher can determine the cause and effect relationship between different factors and the results of the experiment.

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  • 13. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. I think that the chemicals will fizz when I mix them.
    Explanation
    The statement "I think that the chemicals will fizz when I mix them" is not an observation because it is based on the person's thoughts or beliefs rather than a direct observation of a physical phenomenon. Observations are typically based on objective data that can be perceived through the senses, while this statement reflects a subjective opinion or expectation.

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  • 14. 

    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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Seeing
    B. Hearing
    D. Touch
    E. Taste
    G. Smell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Seeing, Hearing, Touch, Taste, and Smell. These are the five senses that humans use to make observations. Seeing refers to the sense of sight, where we perceive visual information. Hearing refers to the sense of hearing, where we perceive auditory information. Touch refers to the sense of touch, where we perceive tactile information. Taste refers to the sense of taste, where we perceive flavors. Smell refers to the sense of smell, where we perceive odors. These senses allow us to gather information about the world around us and make sense of our environment.

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  • 15. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the items listed are variables
    Explanation
    All of the items listed are variables because they are factors that can potentially affect the outcome of the experiment. The amount of dog food given at each meal, the type of puppy used, the age of the puppies, and the duration of feeding the new food are all factors that can influence the growth rate of the puppies. Therefore, all of these items can be considered variables in this experiment.

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  • 16. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Pollution might affect the number of fish living in a stream
    Explanation
    Based on the data collected, it can be concluded that pollution might affect the number of fish living in a stream. This conclusion is drawn because in the area with pollutants (Site A), only 3 fish were observed, whereas in the area without pollutants (Site B), 15 fish were observed. This suggests that the presence of pollutants may have a negative impact on fish populations.

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  • 17. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. You should do the same tests and see if you reach the same conclusion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You should do the same tests and see if you reach the same conclusion." This is because scientific claims should be based on evidence and reproducibility. By conducting the same tests and reaching the same conclusion, it helps to validate the initial claim and ensures that it is not based on an isolated or biased observation. It promotes the scientific method and encourages critical thinking and independent verification of results.

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  • 18. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. If a soccer ball and tennis ball are dropped from 3 feet up, then tennis ball will bounce higher.
    Explanation
    The best hypothesis to test in order to determine what kind of sports ball bounces the highest is: "If a soccer ball and tennis ball are dropped from 3 feet up, then the tennis ball will bounce higher." This hypothesis suggests conducting an experiment by dropping both balls from the same height and observing which ball bounces higher. This experiment would provide a clear comparison between the two balls and determine which one has a higher bounce.

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  • 19. 

    Where is Science?

    • A.

      Everywhere

    • B.

      What is science?

    • C.

      In the lab only

    • D.

      In your head

    Correct Answer
    A. Everywhere
    Explanation
    Science is everywhere because it is a systematic and logical approach to understanding the natural world. It is not limited to a specific location or confined to a laboratory. Science can be observed and applied in various aspects of our daily lives, such as in our homes, workplaces, and even in nature. It encompasses the study of the universe, living organisms, physical phenomena, and much more. Science is a universal concept that exists in all places and is not limited to a specific setting or space.

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  • 20. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. 1
    Explanation
    In an experiment, it is recommended to test only one variable at a time. This is because if multiple variables are tested simultaneously, it becomes difficult to determine which variable is responsible for the observed results. By testing one variable at a time, it allows for a clear understanding of the impact of that specific variable on the experiment's outcome.

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