Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Scientific Reasoning Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is an explanation for a phenomenon based on existing information?

Question 2 2. Scientific questioning comes after which step in the scientific process?

Question 3 3. Which of the following describes a scientific investigation?

Question 4 4. Which of the following should NOT be the result of a failed hypothesis?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

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Question 6 6. Your scale incorrectly measures the weight of your chemical by 5 grams each time. Which of the following statements is true about your data?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

Question 8 8. Drift is which kind of error?

Question 9 9. You run an experiment to test which brand of food your dog prefers. You offer her three different brands of food at each meal, presenting them all at the same time (so that she does not just prefer the one that comes first!). Three weeks of data collection indicate that she ate Brand C more often than Brand A or Brand B. What can you conclude from these results?

Question 10 10. What does it mean to draw logical conclusions from experimental data?

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Question 11 11. Why do scientists have differing opinions about what the same set of data means?

Question 12 12. If you conduct an experiment and the hypothesis can't be confirmed, what should you do?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT something one needs to consider when conducting an experiment?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements is false?

Question 15 15. At what step in the scientific method does a scientist propose the problem that he or she wants to solve?

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Question 16 16. You measure the length of a fish 6 times. Each time you find it to be 125 cm long. In reality, the fish is actually 135 cm long. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 17 17. What is one benefit of scientists disagreeing about the meaning of experimental data?

Question 18 18. Which is a process that requires feedback from the scientific community?

Question 19 19. Which best defines observations?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements is true about random error?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a step of the scientific method that supports scientific investigation?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is true about conclusions drawn from experimental data?

Question 23 23. Why might you re-run an experiment?

Question 24 24. Ideally, you want your data to be _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following should you do if an original hypothesis is incorrect?

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Question 26 26. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an observation?

Question 29 29. Which is true about experimentation?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a good description of the question that should be stated as part of a scientific investigation?

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Scientific Reasoning Chapter Exam Instructions

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