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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Scientific Methods and Applications Questions

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Grade 5 Scientific Method
An idea that can be tested is 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 Lab Practices and Tools
A graduated cylinder is a tall, narrow, clear container used for measuring the volume of a liquid.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Scientific Method
A description is a statement or drawing, detailing the physical properties of an object, organism, or event.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Lab Practices and Tools
A tool used to measure temperature.
  1. rain gauge
  2. wind vane
  3. thermometer
  4. forecast
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 Methods and Applications
Which science is the study of how the physical world works and of all the things around us?
  1. physical science
  2. life science
  3. astro-science
  4. geoscience
Grade 5 Scientific Method
A statement of what you think will happen during an investigation is called:
  1. Hypothesis
  2. Observation
  3. Evidence
  4. Survey
Grade 5 Lab Practices and Tools
Is the science teacher responsible for understanding and instructing students in the safe and proper use of a variety of tools, equipment, and resources?
  1. Yes
  2. No
Grade 5 Scientific Method
Physical models, diagrams and flow charts, and computer models are three different types of models scientists may use to understand systems that have many parts.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Scientific Method
Mr. Kirchner's chair is red. This is a(n)
  1. inference
  2. prediction
  3. observation
  4. classification
Grade 5 Lab Practices and Tools
An object's mass is measured with a spring scale.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Lab Practices and Tools
A compound microscope has only one lens.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Scientific Method
Why might you want to INVESTIGATE something?
  1. to find the answer to a question
  2. to gather data that you can put in a table
  3. to see how many variables there are
  4. to decide which parts of an experiment to control
Grade 5 Scientific Method
Step-by-step instructions for completing a task are
  1. procedures
  2. variables
  3. inferences
  4. observations
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 Lab Practices and Tools
A graduated cylinder is used to
  1. measure the mass of an object
  2. measure the volume of a liquid
  3. measure the temperature of a liquid
  4. magnify a small object in order to view
Grade 5 Scientific Method
The scientific method was developed to help scientists organize the process of solving problems.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Scientific Method
Use the graphic organizer to arrange the following steps of the scientific method in the correct order.

Conduct Experiment
Report Results
Form Hypothesis
Analyze Results and Draw Conclusions
Ask Question
Do Research and Make Observations
Sequence of Events
Grade 5 Lab Practices and Tools
What are these measuring tools called?
Lab Tool - Measuring Cylinders
  1. measuring cups
  2. scales
  3. graduated cylinders
  4. pan balances
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