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Scientific Method Quiz

Quiz by Jean Stowell

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12 questions
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  • Q1
    What is a testable prediction? (also known as an educated guess)
    Inference
    Hypothesis
    Observation
    Variable
    30s
  • Q2
    The variable that is being changed by the experimenter.
    Hypothesis
    Controlled Variable
    Independent (Manipulated) Variable.
    Dependent (Responding) Variable
    30s
  • Q3
    The variable that changes as a result of what the experimenter changed.
    Independent (Manipulated) Variable
    Dependent (Responding) Variable
    Hypothesis
    Controlled Variable
    30s
  • Q4
    In a controlled experiment, how many independent (manipulated) variables should there be?
    Many
    One
    Three
    Two
    30s
  • Q5
    A statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions.
    Scientific Hypothesis
    Scientific Law
    Scientific Algorithm
    Scientific Theory
    30s
  • Q6
    A well-tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results.
    Variable
    Scientific Law
    Hypothesis
    Scientific Theory
    30s
  • Q7
    In an experiment which variable is being measured?
    Independent (Manipulated)
    Controlled
    Dependent (Responding)
    Conclusive
    30s
  • Q8
    What type of observations include terms that describe numbers including 'many' and 'few'?
    Inference
    Variable
    Qualitative
    Quantitative
    30s
  • Q9
    Colors, textures and shapes are all types of ....
    variables.
    qualitative observations.
    quantitative observations.
    inferences.
    30s
  • Q10
    Conclusion based on information gathered by your senses is the definition for....
    Inference
    Observation
    Hypothesis
    30s
  • Q11
    In the experiment "Adding dimples to a car will increase the car's gas mileage", which is the dependent (responding) variable?
    The car's gas mileage.
    The make and model of the car.
    Adding dimples to the car.
    They type of gas in the car.
    30s
  • Q12
    In the experiment "Changing the color of light a plant is exposed to will change how it will grow", which is independent (manipulated) variable?
    The color of light.
    How much fertilizer you give the plant.
    How long the plant is exposed.
    How much the plant grows.
    30s

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