Unit 1-scientific Method-integrated Science (7th And 8th Grade)

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Unit 1-scientific Method-integrated Science (7th And 8th Grade) - Quiz

Assessment that covers 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. 
    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." Whats your hypothesis
  • 3. 
    When the hyposthesis 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.

  • 4. 
    A __________________ is a possible answer to a problem based on prior knowledge and research.
  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    In an experiment, scientist need a __________________ to get a "baseline" or a starting point for the test being done.  It is also the part of the experiment that is unchanged during the experiment process.
  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    The information that is collected while the hypothesis is being tested is called
  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    An experiment has factors that can be changed.  The _______________________ changes based on other factors  and is basically the data collected in an experiment.  The ______________________ has been changed in comparison to the control but the change remains constant for the duration of the experiment.
    • A. 

      Independent variable, dependent variable

    • B. 

      Control, variable

    • C. 

      Dependent variable, independent variable

  • 11. 
    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.

  • 12. 
    Scientists conduct experiements and can often discover the hyothesis 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

  • 13. 
    A scientist plants two rows of corn for experimentation. She puts fertilizer on row 1 but does not put fertilizer on row 2. Both rows receive the same amount of water and light intensity. She checks the growth of the corn over the course of 5 months. What is one controlled variable in this experiment?
    • A. 

      Amount of fertlizer given to experimental group

    • B. 

      Growth of corn

    • C. 

      Type of fertilizer

  • 14. 
    Which sentence best describes the importance of using a control group?
    • A. 

      When you use a control group you don't need a large sample size.

    • B. 

      When you have a control group you don't have to do any calculations.

    • C. 

      Control groups allow you to compare those recieving the variable and those that are not.

  • 15. 
    The measurable factor in an experiment is known as the
    • A. 

      Independent variable.

    • B. 

      Dependent variable

    • C. 

      Controlled variable

  • 16. 
    John is following the steps of his procedure and writing data in his data table. What step of the scientific method is he in right now?
    • A. 

      Step 1

    • B. 

      Step 2

    • C. 

      Step 3

    • D. 

      Step 4

    • E. 

      Step 5

  • 17. 
    John is doing research to come up with an educated guess to explain his problem. What step is he currently working in?
    • A. 

      Step 1

    • B. 

      Step 2

    • C. 

      Step 3

    • D. 

      Step 4

    • E. 

      Step 5

  • 18. 
    A _______ is something you create to show data after it has been analyzed. It contains a title, axis labels, and is usually colored.
  • 19. 
    Your ____ must state whether your hypothesis was supported by the data or not.
  • 20. 
    Suzy wanted to know if thicker candles burn longer than thinner candles. Her hypothesis was that if she used a thick candle that it would burn for the longest amount of time. She got ten candles that were all the same brand, height, smell, and color. The only difference in the candles was they were all a different size, She lit them at the same time and recorded how long it took for each candle to burn out. What was her independent variable?
    • A. 

      Thickness of the candle

    • B. 

      Length of time the candle burned

    • C. 

      Color of the candle

  • 21. 
    Janet wanted to see if the height of a person affected the length of their handspan. She measured three people's heights, and measured their handspans. She found that the taller a person is, the longer their handspan is. What is wrong with her experiment?
    • A. 

      She tested too many variables at once.

    • B. 

      She did not test a large enough sample of people.

    • C. 

      She did not control all of the variables.

  • 22. 
    Hich of these statements is NOT a good conclusion for the graph shown?
    • A. 

      Big Red blows smaller bubbles than Hubba Bubba.

    • B. 

      All Day Chew blows bubbles almost as large as Hubba Bubba.

    • C. 

      Hubba Bubba is the brand most kids want to chew.

  • 23. 
    Which hypothesis would have been supported by the data from this graph? 
    • A. 

      If Stride is chewed, then most kids will like it.

    • B. 

      If Hubba Bubba is chewed, then the flavor will last the longest.

    • C. 

      If Big red is chewed, then it will have the smallest bubble.

  • 24. 
    What would be a controlled variable in the experiment from this graph?
    • A. 

      Number of times gum is chewed

    • B. 

      Brand of bubble gum

    • C. 

      Size of bubble

  • 25. 
    Hat would be an independent variable from the experiment with this graph?
    • A. 

      Number of times gum is chewed

    • B. 

      Brand of bubble gum

    • C. 

      Size of bubble

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