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AND NOW IT’S TIME TO TEST YOURKNOWLEDGE And See The Nature of Science

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Who Wants To Be A Scientist! STUDENT ANSWER SHEET Question My Answer Choice Correct Answer Points That I Earned 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. TOTAL Name ________________ Date _________________ Period _______________ Use this table to record your own answer to each game questions. Record and check your answer then add up the points you earned and total your score. Life lines I Used 50/50 Slide Ask Another Student Poll The Class T HE N ATURE OF S CIENCE

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1. What is information gathered about the natural world through our senses or by using science instruments called? inference observation conclusion prediction A B C D For 10 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 1. is observation B Add 10 Points!

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2.Miguel saw fruit flies buzzing around some bananas inside his house. He wondered how flies that can only live 24 hours survived the long, cold winter. Which is the best inference about how the flies could have survived? Eggs on the bananas hatched in his house. The flies hid in the house since summer. The flies come from brown bananas. The bananas are near apples with fruits flies. A B C D For 15 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 2. is Eggs on the bananas hatched inside the house A Add 15 Points!

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3.Samantha thinks if she cuts most of the leaves off a plant it will stop growing. What is her idea called if she performs a test to see if it is true? A conclusion An experiment A prediction An inference A B C D For 20 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 3. is a prediction C Add 20 Points!

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4. Oscar looks at his finger next to a crescent moon phase in the night sky. He says, “When it makes a lower case ‘b,’ the lunar cycle is beginning. What is his statement? A prediction An observation An inference A conclusion A B C D For 25 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 4. is A conclusion D Add 25 Points!

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5.Adam compares the greenish-black streak made by copper sulfide with the streak test colors made by other rocks from the same mineral. What is this an example of? using a control group recording data asking a question identifying a variable A B C D For 30 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 5. is using a control group A Add 30 Points!

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6.Jacob tests the ability of three magnets to attract five paper clips. If the magnets are all equal in strength but have different shapes. What variables are being tested? the number of paper clips the shape of each magnet the strength of each magnet Jacob’s tests of three magnets A B C D For 35 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 6. is the shape of each magnet B Add 35 Points!

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7.Why is it better to repeat the experimental steps of a scientific investigation and record all the data for several different trials? It increases the amount of evidence It improves the validity of the data It improves the accuracy of the data It increases the length of an investigation. A B C D For 40 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 7. is It improves the validity of the data B Add 40 Points!

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8.Which of the following could a scientist use to verify an observation? his opinion predicting measuring an inference A B C D For 45 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 8. is measuring C Add 45 Points!

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9.Julie puts 3 drops of food coloring in the center of two saucers of milk. Then asks Kyle to add a drop of dishwashing soap to 1 of the saucers. Which part of the scientific method is Julie asking Kyle to do? make a prediction conduct an experiment record an observation draw a conclusion A B C D For 50 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 9. is conduct an experiment B Add 50 Points!

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10. A scientist uses a control group in her investigation to compare with 3 experimental groups. How should she treat her control group with the factor being tested? Exactly the same as the other groups Only once with each other group Three times with all groups She should not treat it at all A B C D For 55 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 10. is She should not treat it at all D Add 55 Points!

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11. An advertisement says, “Dentists surveyed, recommend Brand X toothpaste to their patients 9 out of 10 times.” What does the advertiser hope you will infer? Brand X toothpaste is the best Stores only sell Brand X Dentists always recommend Brand X All dentists recommend Brand X A B C D For 60 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 11. is Brand X toothpaste is the best A Add 60 Points!

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12. A student wants to find out why salt is put on icy roads in the winter. She thinks, “Fresh water will freeze at a higher temperature than salt water.” What is her idea called? an inference a conclusion an observation a prediction A B C D For 65 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 12. is a prediction D Add 65 Points!

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13.Carrie thinks the temperature of a ball will affect how high it bounces. She drops a cold ball 3 times and a warm ball 3 times. What are her six tests called? variables trials controls observations A B C D For 70 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 13. is trials B Add 70 Points!

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14.When Kevin repeated Carrie’s investigation about how a ball’s temperature affects how high it bounces, he used different balls but got the same results. Why? He used different tools He tested different variables He tested the same temperatures He used the same procedures A B C D For 75 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 14 is He used the same procedures D Add 75 Points!

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15. When Cody repeated Carrie’s experiment, he used a centimeter ruler instead of a meter stick to measure how high each ball bounced. All his results were different. Why? He used different tools He tested different variables He tested the same temperatures He used the same procedures A B C D For 80 Points Who Wants To Be A Scientist ? 50/50?

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Answer 15 is He used different tools A Add 80 Points!

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GAME OVER Time to total your points. Make sure you name, date, and period number are on your answer sheet! HAND IN YOUR WORKSHEETS

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Keep LEARNING And You Can Be The Next to Win

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1.What is information gathered about the natural world through our senses or science instruments called? inference observation A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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2.Miguel saw fruit flies buzzing around some bananas inside his house. He wondered how flies which can only live 24 hours survived the long, cold winter. Which is the best inference about how the flies could have survived? Eggs on the bananas hatched in the house. The flies come from brown bananas. A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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3.Samantha thinks if she cuts most of the leaves off a plant it will stop growing. What is her idea called if she performs a test to see if it is true? An experiment A prediction A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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4.Oscar looks at his finger next to a crescent moon phase in the night sky. He says, “When it makes a lower case ‘b,’ the lunar cycle is beginning. What is his statement? An inference A conclusion A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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5.Adam Compares the greenish-black streak made by copper sulfide with the streak test colors made by other rocks from the same mineral. What is this an example of? using a control group identifying a variable A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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6.Jacob tests the ability of three magnets to attract five paper clips. If the magnets are all equal in strength but have different shapes. What variables are being tested? the shape of each magnet the strength of each magnet A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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7.Why is it better to repeat the experimental steps of a scientific investigation and record the data for several different trials? It improves the validity of the data It improves the accuracy of the data A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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8. Which of the following could a scientist use to verify an observation? predicting measuring A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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9.Julie puts 3 drops of food coloring in the center of two saucers of milk. Then asks Kyle to add a drop of dishwashing soap to 1 of the saucers. Which part of the scientific method is Julie asking Kyle to do? conduct an experiment record an observation A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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10. A scientist uses a control group in her investigation to compare with 3 experimental groups. How should she treat her control group with the factor being tested? Exactly the same as the other groups She should not treat it at all A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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11. An advertisement says, “Dentists surveyed, recommend Brand X toothpaste to their patients 9 out of 10 times.” What does the advertiser hope you will infer? Brand X toothpaste is the best Dentists always recommend Brand X A B C D 50/50/Chance ANSWER

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12. A student wants to find out why salt is put on icy roads in the winter. She thinks, “Fresh water will freeze at a higher temperature than salt water.” What is her idea called? an inference a prediction A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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13.Carrie thinks the temperature of a ball will affect how high it bounces. She drops a cold ball 3 times and a warm ball 3 times. What are her six tests called? trials observations A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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14.When Kevin repeated Carrie’s investigation, about how a ball’s temperature affects how high it bounces, he used different balls but got the same results. Why? He used different tools He used the same procedures A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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15. When Cody repeated Carrie’s experiment, he used a centimeter ruler instead of a meter stick to measure how high each ball bounced. All his results were different. Why? He used different tools He tested different variables A B C D 50/50 Chance ANSWER

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ANSWER KEY Who Wants To Be A Scientist! ANSWER KEY Question My Answer Choice Correct Answer Points That I Earned 1. B10 2. A15 3. C20 4. D25 5. A30 6. B35 7. B40 8. C45 9. B50 10. D55 11. A60 12. D65 13. B70 14. D75 15. A80 TOTAL Name ________________ Date _________________ Period _______________ Use this table to record your own answer to each game questions. Record and check your answer then add up the points you earned and total your score. Life lines I Used 50/50 Slide Ask Another Student Poll The Class T HE N ATURE OF S CIENCE

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