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Scientific Method Questions - All Grades

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Grade 6 Scientific Method
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 method?
  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 9 Scientific Method
This is the factor in an experiment that can change if other factors are changed.
  1. the independent variable
  2. the constant
  3. the hypothesis
  4. the dependent variable
Grade 7 Scientific Method
In an experiment, to change something or make something different, is known as the
  1. Independent Variable
  2. Dependent Variable
  3. Controlled Variable
Grade 10 Scientific Method
The last step in the scientific method is to
  1. construct a hypothesis.
  2. do background research.
  3. communicate the results.
  4. ask a question.
Grade 9 Scientific Method
A dependent variable is the
  1. result you are measuring.
  2. variable that the scientist changes.
  3. amount of something you add to a mixture.
  4. group you do not change.
Grade 6 Scientific Method
Variable controlled by the scientist at beginning the experiment.
  1. dependent
  2. independent
  3. vertical
  4. representative
Grade 11 Scientific Method
Which is not a step to the scientific method?
  1. define a problem
  2. ask a question
  3. make a graph to explain data
  4. form hypothesis
Grade 10 Scientific Method
A theory is a
  1. proposed explanation for an observation
  2. summary of the results of many observations
  3. procedure used to test a proposed explanation
  4. well-tested explanation for a broad set of observations
College Scientific Method
Application of the scientific method involves                                              .
  1. gathering observations
  2. developing a hypothesis based on observations
  3. testing the hypothesis
  4. all of the above
  5. a and b only
Grade 10 Scientific Method
One characteristic of a scientific theory is that
  1. it cannot be modified
  2. it can be proved
  3. it can never be proved
  4. it summarizes a set of observations
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