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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Scientific Method Questions

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Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by greenerkim
Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by greenerkim
A representation of an object or event is called
  1. a scientific law
  2. a model
  3. a hypothesis
  4. a variable
Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by greenerkim
The one variable that is purposely changed to test a hypothesis is called a(n)
  1. constant
  2. manipulated variable
  3. responding variable
  4. operational variable
Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by greenerkim
Using one or more senses to gather information is called
  1. classifying
  2. observing
  3. inquiry
  4. communicating
Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by greenerkim
Making a forecast of what will happen is called
  1. classifying
  2. inquiry
  3. predicting
  4. hypothesis
Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by Qalam
What factors can be changed in an experiment?
  1. variables
  2. standards
  3. constants
  4. controls
Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by Qalam
What factor is not changed in an experiment?
  1. independent variable .
  2. temperature
  3. dependent variable
  4. constant
Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by Qalam
Information gathered during experiments is/are called
  1. a theory
  2. a hypothesis
  3. conclusions
  4. data
Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by Qalam
What is the primary difference between a scientific theory and a scientific law?
  1. A theory does not have a large body of supporting data.
  2. A theory explains why something happens and a law describes a pattern.
  3. Scientific theories are absolute.
  4. A theory describes a pattern and a scientific law explains why something happens
Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by Qalam
An experiment is a specific test of a
  1. control
  2. hypothesis
  3. theory
  4. variable
Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by laurenshe09
If Sam was completing an experiment to determine if fertilizer makes a plant grow better than not using fertilizer, which of the following would be the best step?
  1. Place one plant in the sun and the other in a closet
  2. Water one plant every day and the other plant every other day
  3. Keep both plants on top of a cabinet
  4. Use a tomato plant and a bean plant
Grade 6 :: Scientific Method by greenerkim
Making a forecast of what will happen is called
  1. classifying
  2. inquiry
  3. predicting
  4. hypothesis
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