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NES General Science: Scientific Inquiry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is something that you need to consider when planning your experiment?

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Question 2 2. When would you use ANOVA?

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Question 3 3. Successful analysis of your data will be influenced by which factor(s)?

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Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of PPE?

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Question 5 5. Basic safety rules are:

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a factor to consider when thinking about experimental safety?

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Question 7 7. Which of the following statements about scientific theories is wrong?

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Question 8 8. Once a hypothesis is generated, what is the best next step?

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Question 9 9. Which of the following is not true about both scientific laws and scientific theories?

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Question 10 10. The density of mercury is 13.6 g/mL. What is its density in lbs/L? (Hint: 1 lb = 0.454 kg)

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a conversion factor?

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Question 12 12. One mole of aluminum atoms has a mass of 27.0 grams. How many grams are in 9.00 moles of aluminum?

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Question 13 13. How many significant figures are in 54,050?

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Question 14 14.

The area of a rectangle can be found by multiplying its length by its width. What is the area of a rectangle that is 5.6 cm in length and 9.24 cm wide?

Report your answer with the correct number of significant figures.

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Question 15 15. Simge's guinea pig weighs exactly 560. grams. Which of the following most accurately expresses the weight of Simge's guinea pig in scientific notation?

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Question 16 16. A description of an observable natural phenomenon, often through formulas or equations is known as:

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Question 17 17. This is a false or fake science, a system of beliefs that looks like it is based on scientific ideas but actually doesn't employ or obey the simplest rules of science itself.

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Question 18 18. This is a branch of knowledge and the systematic study of the universe and all it encompasses, one that is based upon facts, observation, and experimentation:

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Question 19 19. You are conducting a political survey in a neighborhood and decide that after randomly selecting a start point, you will sample every 15th house on the street. What type of sampling will you be using for this survey?

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Question 20 20. Which best describes a population?

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Question 21 21. What are the two key points of simple random sampling?

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Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a step of the scientific method that supports scientific investigation?

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Question 23 23. If you conduct an experiment and the hypothesis can't be confirmed, what should you do?

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Question 24 24. Which of the following is a good description of the question that should be stated as part of a scientific investigation?

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Question 25 25. Why are graphs useful for presenting data from scientific investigations?

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Question 26 26. What is the most important consideration in selecting media for your presentation of scientific data?

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Question 27 27. Which of the following is required for all presentations of data in scientific investigations?

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Question 28 28. In a good quality science experiment, how many variables change?

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Question 29 29. What is accuracy in a science experiment?

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Question 30 30.

You complete an experiment where you measure the height of the kitchen table. Later, a scientist comes in with an incredibly accurate laser scanner, and tells you that the real height is 0.9 meters. Which of the following sets of data is the most ACCURATE?

Dataset 1: 0.9, 1.1, 0.7, 0.6, 1.2, 0.9, 1.0, 0.8, 0.7, 1.1

Dataset 2: 0.4, 0.2, 0.8, 0.9, 0.5, 0.1, 0.3, 0.9, 0.8

Dataset 3: 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.2, 1.3, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.2

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NES General Science: Scientific Inquiry Chapter Exam Instructions

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