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Grade 5 Scientific Method
The process of obtaining information by using your senses is called
  1. an observation.
  2. a scientific method.
  3. an inquiry.
  4. a conclusion.
Grade 5 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 5 Scientific Method
A testable possible answer to a scientific question is a(n)                .
  1. hypothesis
  2. conclusion
  3. evidence
  4. criteria
Grade 5 Scientific Method
Scientists use the scientific method to find the answers to questions.

When planning a scientific investigation, what is the first thing scientists do?
  1. conduct the experiment
  2. plan the experiment
  3. state the hypothesis
  4. research the problem
Grade 5 Scientific Method
A decision you make based on information is a(n)                .
  1. conclusion
  2. hypothesis
  3. investigation
  4. evidence
Grade 5 Scientific Method
Which is a statement of what you think will happen during an investigation?
  1. Hypothesis
  2. Observation
  3. Evidence
  4. Survey
Grade 5 Scientific Method
Steps to follow to test an idea
  1. plan
  2. scientific method
  3. organization
  4. hypothesis
Grade 5 Scientific Method
A scientific investigation usually begins with
  1. a formulation of a hypothesis.
  2. observations of specific events.
  3. a statement of a theory.
  4. a question.
Grade 5 Lab Practices and Tools
You use this to protect your eyes when working in the lab.
  1. beaker
  2. gloves
  3. goggles
  4. test tubes
Grade 5 Scientific Method
A procedure carried out to gather data about an object or event is a/an                .
  1. inquiry
  2. hypothesis
  3. investigation
  4. experiment
Grade 5 Scientific Method
What does a scientist do to test a hypothesis?
  1. Design an Experiment
  2. Guess
  3. Create a Table with Data
  4. Publish a Scientific Paper
Grade 5 Lab Practices and Tools
To find the mass of an object, you can use
  1. a triple-beam balance.
  2. a thermometer.
  3. a graduated cylinder.
  4. an equation.
Grade 5 Scientific Method
Information collected during an investigation to support a hypothesis is                .
  1. evidence
  2. criteria
  3. classification
  4. a hypothesis
Grade 5 Scientific Method
An observation is using your senses to notice things about an object or event.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Scientific Method
Science is the study of the natural world and involves making observations and performing investigations.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Scientific Method
How do you test an hypothesis?
  1. gather data
  2. make a graph
  3. perform an experiment
  4. record results
Grade 5 Scientific Method
The scientific method is what scientists use to learn and study the world around them.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Lab Practices and Tools
A tool that measures an object's mass is a                   .
  1. microscope
  2. graduated cylinder
  3. beaker
  4. balance
Grade 5 Scientific Method
A factor that changes and might affect the outcome of an experiment is called a                .
  1. cycle
  2. variable
  3. standard
Grade 5 Scientific Method
An educated guess posed as a tentative explanation is called a                .
  1. theory
  2. control
  3. variable
  4. hypothesis
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