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Scientific Method Test Review
What is the six step process used by scientists to solve problems
Answer: Scientific Method
What is an aspect of an experiment that changes as a result of the experiment and not because the scientist purposely changed it
Answer: Dependent Variable
What are measurements or other observations recorded during an experiment
What is an educated guess as to what the results of the experiment will be
What do we call results of an experiment reached after analyzing the data collected
What is a fact that can be proven to be true using the five senses
What is the purpose of the experiment; the question the scientist is trying to find the answer to
What is an aspect of an experiment that the scientist keeps the same
What is the process used to investigate the problem using hands-on methods; follows a set of specific procedures or instructions
What is an aspect of an experiment that the scientist purposely changes
Answer: Independent Variable
What graph would be used to represent percentages?
Answer: Pie Chart
If you are measuring in centimeters, you are measuring an objects what?
Answer: Length or Width
What type of graph would you use to compare differences between data?
Answer: Bar Graph
If we are measuring in mL, we are measuring an objects what?
If we want to graph a change in data over a period of time, what graph would we use to display this?
Answer: Line Graph
If we are measuring in grams, we are measuring an objects what?
What is the first step of the Scientific Method?
What is the 6 th step of the Scientific Method?
What is the 4 th step of the Scientific Method?
What is the 2 nd step of the Scientific Method?
What is the 5 th step of the Scientific Method?
Answer: Analyze and Record Data
What is the 3 rd step of the Scientific Method?
What is the format a hypothesis needs to be written in?
Answer: If/Then Statement
Which step of the Scientific Method would the following be? Does a Moose like Raspberries?
Answer: Step 1 Question/Problem
Which step of the Scientific Method would the following represent? If raspberries are placed in a bowl in a moose’s feeding area, then he will not eat them.
Answer: Step 3 Hypothesis
Which step of the Scientific Method would the following be a part of? Locate a moose. Place a bowl of raspberries in his feeding area. Observe for several feedings. Record the data.
Answer: Step 4 Experiment
Which step of the Scientific Method would the following be a part of? Not one moose out of the 721 observed at the raspberries.
Answer: Step 5 Analyze Results
Which step of the Scientific Method would the following represent? To sum up, a moose does not like raspberries.
A hiker returning from a camping trip in Zion’s National Park tells you she has just seen a Unicorn. What would you do as a scientist?
Answer: Ask for more evidence
Which step of the scientific method do scientist test their hypothesis?
Why would you want a large sample size when experimenting?
Answer: to have more representative data
Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusions are four important things that need to be included in which report? Research paper report Lab report Works cited report Biographical report
Answer: b) Lab Report
The __________ is an educated guess.
Scientists make _______ to help them make a hypothesis or collect data during an experiment.
Answer: Research Grid
The _____ is the part of the an experiment that is not being tested and is used for comparison.
Sometimes scientists make a mistake, or _______ and need to do an experiment again.
Scientists use their data to make charts and _____ to communicate the results of an experiment.
The ________ describes the steps you use during an experiment.
After an experiment, scientists write a _______ which summarizes their experiment and results.
The information collected during an experiment is called __________.
After the scientist makes a hypothesis, the perform an __________ to collect data.
The _________ variable is the part of the experiment that is being tested or the part that is changed by the person doing the experiment.
After the experiment, scientists organize and ________ the data.
The __________ variable is the part of the experiment that is affected by the independent variable.
The first step of the scientific method is to define or identify the __________.
The _______ _________ is a process used by scientists to find answers to questions or solve a problem.
Answer: Scientific Method
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