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Overview of Scientific Inquiry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is science?

Question 2 2.

Which of the following describes the data below?

Data: 7.5, 7, 7, 8 (The actual value turns out to be 16.)

Question 3 3. How does the scientific method involve controlling variables?

Question 4 4. Which piece of safety equipment is typically optional in a lab?

Question 5 5. What is the purpose of a ventilation hood?

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Question 6 6. What is a good thing to have with your first aid kit?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT an important thing to have available in a lab for emergency situations?

Question 8 8. Which of the following steps is the first and most important to take when a fire begins in a lab?

Question 9 9. Which of the following lab emergencies does NOT require flushing with water?

Question 10 10. When is the best time to consider what analysis to examine your data with?

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Question 11 11. What is something that you need to consider when planning your experiment?

Question 12 12. If you are measuring daily plant growth, which might be an appropriate tool to use to collect those measurements?

Question 13 13. Which of the following describes a scientific investigation?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a step of the scientific method that supports scientific investigation?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT something one needs to consider when conducting an experiment?

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Question 16 16. What is the best use of a beaker?

Question 17 17. If you are dissecting a specimen, which would you be LEAST likely to use to help you?

Question 18 18. For accurate volume measurements, which is the best piece of equipment to use?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Ideally, you want your data to be _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is true about random error?

Question 22 22. 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.

Question 23 23. A theory that is so well-confirmed, refined, and tested as to be virtually universally accepted is known as:

Question 24 24. 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:

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements about scientific theories is wrong?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following best defines the term Observation?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is not true about both scientific laws and scientific theories?

Use this material to answer questions #28 through #29

You wanted to know if there was a correlation between age and income so you gathered the following data:

Data

Question 28 28. How would be the best way to analyze this data?

Use this material to answer questions #28 through #29

You wanted to know if there was a correlation between age and income so you gathered the following data:

Data

Question 29 29. Which scatter plot best shows the data?

Use this material to answer question #30

You wanted to know if your income was higher than the median income of everyone in your town. You know that your income is $45 though. You gather the following data for the median income of everyone in your town in thousands of dollars:

55, 72, 5, 12, 65, 45, 40, 35, 33, 55, 67, 81, 92, 675, 23, 49, 42, 51, 56, and 73.

Question 30 30. Are there any outliers in this data, if so what are they?

Overview of Scientific Inquiry Chapter Exam Instructions

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