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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Scientific Method Questions

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Grade 8 Scientific Method
You are inferring when you
  1. make a forecast of what will happen in the future
  2. develop an imaginative way to solve a problem
  3. explain or interpret the things you observe
  4. draw a conclusions about your hypothesis
Grade 8 Scientific Method
How can organizing data into tables and graphs help scientists analyze their data?
  1. by speeding up the collection of data
  2. by adding color to their Web site
  3. by making relationships easier to see
  4. by increasing efficiency
Grade 8 Scientific Method
A conclusion at the end of a scientific investigation
  1. can be that your results either support or do not support your hypothesis.
  2. can be that your results have proven your hypothesis beyond any doubt.
  3. usually will not give you any guidance in deciding what to do next.
  4. is usually the final word on the subject until someone proves otherwise.
Grade 8 Scientific Method
The part of the experiment which states if the hypothesis is correct.
  1. Analysis
  2. Graphs
  3. Conclusion
  4. Reporting Results
Grade 8 Scientific Method
An explanation based on many observations and investigations.
  1. Scientific Law
  2. Scientific Theory
  3. Hypothesis
  4. Conclusion
Grade 8 Scientific Method
The independent variable
  1. stays the same
  2. is changed by the scientist
  3. is the outcome of the test
  4. is not part of an experiment
Grade 8 Scientific Method
Grade 8 Scientific Method
Often the first step in gathering scientific knowledge is
  1. taking notes.
  2. predicting answers.
  3. asking questions.
  4. good lab technique.
Grade 8 Scientific Method
A possible explanation that can be tested.
  1. Prediction
  2. Analysis
  3. Hypothesis
  4. Conclusion
Grade 8 Scientific Method
Grade 8 Scientific Method
Grade 8 Scientific Method
What is measured in an experiment?
  1. an independent variable
  2. a dependent variable
  3. a constant
  4. a control
Grade 8 Scientific Method
The dependent variable
  1. stays the same
  2. is changed by the scientist
  3. is measured or observed
  4. is not part of an experiment
Grade 8 Scientific Method
A statement of what will happen next in a sequence.
  1. Hypothesis
  2. Analysis
  3. Prediction
  4. Conclusion
Grade 8 Scientific Method
A testable prediction is a
  1. hypothesis
  2. experiment
  3. variable
  4. constant
Grade 8 Scientific Method
Grade 8 Scientific Method
In which case would you revise a hypothesis?
  1. when you have no prior knowledge of a subject
  2. when you do not have enough data to make a graph
  3. when your experimental design does not work
  4. when experimental results do not support the original hypothesis
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