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Grade 4 Scientific Method
A hypothesis is
  1. a theory
  2. a scientific law
  3. a opinion or a guess to a scientific question
Grade 4 Scientific Method
A scientist would need which sense to make an observation?
  1. sight
  2. smell
  3. hearing
  4. all of the above
Grade 4 Scientific Method
A                 is a statement that can be tested to answer a question.
  1. hypothesis
  2. process
  3. variable
  4. data
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
What equipment is best use to view cells?
  1. Telescope
  2. Periscope
  3. Microscope
  4. Stethoscope
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
What do scientists use to see cells?
  1. A telescope
  2. A magnifying glass
  3. A hand lens
  4. A microscope
Grade 4 Scientific Method
Students notice that the fall leaves of sugar maple trees turn red, but the leaves of the black oak trees turn brown. The students are making
  1. an observation
  2. a prediction
  3. an inference
  4. a conclusion
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
A scientist was conducting an experiment and noticed that when he mixed two substances together an unusual odor occurred. What scientific skill did the scientist use?
  1. prediction
  2. observing
  3. modeling
  4. classifying
Grade 4 Scientific Method
A scientist made a prediction saying that he thought the tennis ball would bounce higher than a basketball. What scientific skill did he use?
  1. Conclusion
  2. Question
  3. Hypothesis
  4. Observation
Grade 4 Scientific Methods and Applications
A scientist wanted to show other scientist about the new volcano he discovered. He couldn't get everyone to the volcano site so he decided to create one himself to show them. What scientist skill did he use?
  1. Observation
  2. Predicting
  3. Modeling
  4. Inferring
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
You can use a thermometer to observe whether an object sink or floats.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
Which tool would you use to measure weight?
  1. thermometer
  2. hand lens
  3. spring scale
  4. ruler
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
A tool used to measure mass.
  1. particle
  2. volume
  3. pan balance
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
A common system of standard units of measurement.
  1. pan balance
  2. gravity
  3. metric system
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
Which instrument measures earthquakes?
  1. scientist
  2. seismic wave
  3. seismology
  4. seismograph
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
To measure how long something is.
  1. particle
  2. volume
  3. length
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
Which tool can BEST separate iron filings in a mixture of sand and pebbles?
  1. magnet
  2. screen
  3. tweezers
  4. hand lens
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
Two scientists were working together sorting rocks they had collected. What scientific skill were the scientists using?
  1. observing
  2. modeling
  3. classifying
  4. predicting
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
Which of the following is an acceptable method to directly measure VOLUME using the METRIC system?
  1. using a balance scale to measure grams
  2. using a balance scale to measure pounds
  3. using a graduated cylinder to measure milliliters
  4. using a graduated cylinder to measure ounces
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
Miguel is thinking of all of the ways he can contrast the size of two objects. He has thought of measuring each object's weight and volume. What is one tool he can use to measure another difference in size?
  1. Computer
  2. Metric Ruler
  3. Collecting Net
  4. Thermometer
Grade 4 Lab Practices and Tools
You can use a circuit tester to measure the length of an object.
  1. True
  2. False
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