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PLACE Elementary Education: Scientific Investigation 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. A research study where the cause-effect conclusions are accurate, and there are no other possible explanations for the results, has a high level of _____ validity.

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT something one needs to consider when conducting an experiment?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is true about potential safety hazards in experiments?

Question 5 5. Which of the following sample hypotheses is a poor choice?

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Question 6 6. A researcher performed a study in which she concluded that children who have parents who read to them at home have better reading skills at school. However, she only included children in the top reading level at school, and no children who have trouble reading. Because she only included one group, and not all groups of children, her study probably has a low level of _____.

Question 7 7. What does it mean to assess potential safety risks in your experiment?

Question 8 8. Which of the following best describes a pie graph?

Question 9 9. Which of these following words should be avoided when creating your own hypothesis?

Question 10 10. Which is true about experimentation?

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Question 11 11. Basic safety rules are:

Question 12 12. Which of the following best describes a hypothesis?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. A group of researchers want to make sure that any results they find in a particular group of participants would also be true for other people, in other places, in studies with other researchers. If a study can do this, we can say that the study has a high level of _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT an overarching category of science?

Question 17 17. The measure or assessment of consistency of scores across time or different contexts is called _____.

Question 18 18. While creating a project for the science fair, you know that you want to test different materials out to see which absorb the most water. Which of the following would be an example of a good hypothesis?

Question 19 19. Use the graph below to answer the following question. What is the most wanted food from the grill?

Question 20 20. What is science?

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Question 21 21. Which of these was not included as part of creating a hypothesis?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Why might you re-run an experiment?

Question 24 24. At what step in the scientific method does a scientist propose the problem that he or she wants to solve?

Question 25 25. Which of the following best describes a line graph?

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Question 26 26. Which best defines observations?

Question 27 27. How does the scientific method involve controlling variables?

Question 28 28. Scientific questioning comes after which step in the scientific process?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is the best description of a graph?

Question 30 30. When is the best time to consider what analysis to examine your data with?

PLACE Elementary Education: Scientific Investigation Chapter Exam Instructions

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