The Scientific Method Steps Quiz- III

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Scientific Method Quizzes & Trivia

Assessment that reviews the steps of the scientific method


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you could change the name of a quiz or test what would you call it?
  • 2. 
    When the hypothesis has been established, one should:
    • A. 

      Do nothing; this is the last step in the process.

    • B. 

      Create an experiment to test the hypothesis.

    • C. 

      Create a conclusion.

  • 3. 
    A __________________ is a possible answer to a problem based on prior knowledge and research.
  • 4. 
    The process containing a series of steps that is used by scientists to solve problems and answer questions is called:
    • A. 

      The metric system

    • B. 

      A theory

    • C. 

      The scientific method

    • D. 

      A law

  • 5. 
    In an experiment, scientist need a __________________ to get a "baseline" or a starting point for the test being done.  It is also part of the experiment that is unchanged during the experiment process.
  • 6. 
    After the hypothesis has been tested and results are obtained, one should:
    • A. 

      Throw away all of the materials from the experiment

    • B. 

      Never set foot in a laboratory again

    • C. 

      Repeat the experiment and communicate the results to other scientists

  • 7. 
    The information that is collected while the hypothesis is being tested is called:
  • 8. 
    If a scientist is not well informed on a particular topic, ______________ is required before a hypothesis can be correctly established.
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Dependent variable

    • C. 

      Research

    • D. 

      Independent variable

    • E. 

      Data

  • 9. 
    An experiment has factors that can be changed. The _______________________ changes based on other factors in the experiment. The ______________________ has been changed in comparison to the control but the change remains constant for the duration of the experiement.
    • A. 

      Independent variable, dependent variable

    • B. 

      Control, variable

    • C. 

      Dependent variable, independent variable

  • 10. 
    Which of the sentences below would be considered a hypothesis?
    • A. 

      Are cells all the same size?

    • B. 

      What causes trees to lose their leaves when the temperature falls below 50 degrees?

    • C. 

      The shore line suffered extensive erosion as a result of a rough hurricane season.

  • 11. 
    Scientists conduct experiments and can often discover the hypothesis created is proven to be incorrect through the data that was gathered. What should a scientist do if this occurs? 
    • A. 

      Never use the scientific method again

    • B. 

      Create a theory based on the results

    • C. 

      Repeat the experiment; correct any mistakes

    • D. 

      Repeat the experiment without making a hypothesis

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true of the weekly journal? 
    • A. 

      The journal must contain information about your life as it relates to something that occurred in science class.

    • B. 

      The journal must contain a title and as much detail as possible.

    • C. 

      The journal must contain a heading to be at least one page in length.

    • D. 

      The journal must include entries that contain discussions of happenings in science class, name, date, period, a title, and a minimum of five sentences or until the end of the story is reached.

  • 13. 
    Students are required to complete ________________ journal entries per week but are encouraged to write more.
    • A. 

      Five

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Ten

    • D. 

      Seven