OAE Earth & Space Science: Scientific Inquiry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you are measuring daily plant growth, which might be an appropriate tool to use to collect those measurements?

Question 2 2. Which rule describes what you should do when you're ready to read a multiple-choice question?

Question 3 3. What are the two key points of simple random sampling?

Question 4 4. What is something that you need to consider when planning your experiment?

Question 5 5. Which rule helps you identify the biological ideas that you'll need to reference in order to solve the problem?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a step of the scientific method that supports scientific investigation?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is viewed as scientific fact with no exceptions?

Question 8 8. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Which rule keeps you from getting distracted by incorrect choices in a multiple-choice question?

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Question 11 11. Which best describes a population?

Question 12 12. Which rule describes the very first thing you should do when encountering a problem involving a graph or chart?

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 describes a scientific investigation?

Question 15 15. Drift is which kind of error?

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Question 16 16. Which concepts would you NOT have needed to remember for the problem with the dialysis bags?

Question 17 17. What is the main difference between stratified sampling and cluster sampling?

Question 18 18. At what step in the scientific method does a scientist propose the problem that he or she wants to solve?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a good description of the question that should be stated as part of a scientific investigation?

Question 20 20. Which rule allows you to get oriented to the information in the problem?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

Question 22 22. In order for a scientist's work to be accepted, other scientists must be able to _____ the experiment.

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. What is a variable?

Question 25 25. Using the image provided, what conclusion can be made about the trend in the number of families over geologic time?

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Question 26 26. When would you use ANOVA?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is true about random error?

Question 28 28. What is a controlled variable in an experiment?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

Question 30 30. Successful analysis of your data will be influenced by which factor(s)?

OAE Earth & Space Science: Scientific Inquiry Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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