Scientific Thinking For Ssu

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Scientific Thinking For Ssu

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In science, what is a scientific theory?
    • A. 

      The first idea to explain an observation

    • B. 

      The best idea to explain a hypothesis

    • C. 

      An explanation for many hypotheses and observations

    • D. 

      An explanation for many questions and answers

  • 2. 
    What is a scientific law?
    • A. 

      The final answer to a scientific question

    • B. 

      A scientific statement of how something works, not why

    • C. 

      An explanation of many experimental results and observations

    • D. 

      An explanation of hypotheses, results, and observations

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is the best definition of science?
    • A. 

      The process of memorizing answers about the natural world

    • B. 

      The process of gathering knowledge about the natural world

    • C. 

      The process of reading the knowledge of the known world

    • D. 

      The process of gathering knowledge about the ancient world

  • 4. 
    You want to determine if a new diet medication will help rats to lose weight. Why is it necessary to have two sets of rats?
    • A. 

      If some die, you have some left.

    • B. 

      Some may be picky eaters.

    • C. 

      To compare rats taking the new medication to rats without the medication

    • D. 

      To compare the rats old det (the food they eat) to the new food they eat.

  • 5. 
    What must you find out after conducting an experiment and collecting data?
    • A. 

      If the answers are right

    • B. 

      If the results support your hypothesis

    • C. 

      If the answers can be corrected

    • D. 

      If the results can be changed

  • 6. 
    To __________ something means to draw a conclusion based on what you observe
    • A. 

      Infer

    • B. 

      Hypothesize

    • C. 

      Infix

    • D. 

      Theorize

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a method that scientists might use to communicate their findings to other scientists?
    • A. 

      Giving speeches at conventions

    • B. 

      Publishing articles in professional journals

    • C. 

      Mental telepathy

    • D. 

      Publishing reports on the Internet

  • 8. 
    A(n) __________ is a rule that describes a pattern in nature
    • A. 

      Observation

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Theory

    • D. 

      Scientific law

  • 9. 
    Information gathered during experiments is/are called __________.
    • A. 

      A hypothesis

    • B. 

      A theory

    • C. 

      Data

    • D. 

      Conclusions

  • 10. 
    A(n) __________ is a prediction or explanation that can be tested by experimentation
    • A. 

      Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Method

    • C. 

      Scientific law

    • D. 

      Theory