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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Scientific Methods and Applications Questions

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Grade 8 Scientific Method
The independent variable
  1. is something that is changed
  2. is the group that is not tested
  3. depends on the dependent variable
  4. is an educated guess
Grade 8 Scientific Method
Grade 8 Scientific Method
The last step in the scientific method is
  1. construct a hypothesis
  2. do background research
  3. communicate results
  4. ask a question
Grade 8 Scientific Method
Grade 8 Scientific Method
Grade 8 Lab Practices and Tools
What should you do when you spill chemicals on the floor?
  1. clean it up
  2. look at it
  3. tell teacher
  4. inform classmates
Grade 8 Scientific Method
A good science question should
  1. be unbiased and unopinionated.
  2. contain a hypothesis.
  3. not be something someone has already researched.
  4. be formed only by qualified scientists.
Grade 8 Scientific Method
Which is NOT a step in the Scientific Method?
  1. Problem
  2. Process
  3. Research
  4. Procedure
Grade 8 Scientific Methods and Applications
When translated, this word means "false science."
  1. Pseudopodia
  2. Pseudoscience
  3. Astrology
  4. Astronomy
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
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
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
An explanation based on many observations and investigations.
  1. Scientific Law
  2. Scientific Theory
  3. Hypothesis
  4. Conclusion
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.
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