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Scientific Inquiry & Experimentation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a factor to consider when thinking about experimental safety?

Question 2 2. You conduct a study of reaction times by placing a plastic spider on a person's chair right before they sit down and recording their reaction time. You repeat the study, but this time you yell ''SPIDER!'' right before the person sits down and again measure their reaction time. Why can your yelling ''SPIDER!'' be considered a moderating variable?

Question 3 3. What is the engineering design cycle?

Question 4 4. Basic safety rules are:

Question 5 5. What word(s) describe STEM education?

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Question 6 6. A researcher wants to figure out if uncomfortable seats in a classroom will increase the research participant's attention to the lesson and decrease their fidgeting. Why are attention level and fidgeting the dependent variable?

Question 7 7. When brainstorming solutions, how many solutions should you come up with?

Question 8 8. A group of researchers are studying how plants grow in very harsh climates. During one of their experiments, they accidentally left the window open for 2 hours, causing that group to have the best results. In this scenario, what variable is sunlight?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is true about potential safety hazards in experiments?

Question 10 10. Which is a process that requires feedback from the scientific community?

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Question 11 11. A scientific experiment is:

Question 12 12. What is an engineer?

Question 13 13. Francis Bacon did not like to use _____ to develop a hypothesis.

Question 14 14. Which of the following best describes control variables?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a reason why STEM education is important?

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Question 16 16. What does it mean to assess potential safety risks in your experiment?

Question 17 17. What would you most likely see in a STEM classroom?

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. What happens if your prototype doesn't solve the problem as hoped?

Question 20 20. If I release 10 spiders into a room and measure how long it takes people to get out of the room, what is the independent variable?

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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. Which statement best describes STEM standards?

Question 23 23. Observation experiments include all except:

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

Question 25 25. The highest level of scientific experiment is:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is an example of PPE?

Question 27 27. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

Question 28 28. What does STEM stand for?

Question 29 29. Which of the following steps comes after developing a solution in the engineering design process?

Question 30 30. A hypothesis is an explanation that:

Scientific Inquiry & Experimentation Chapter Exam Instructions

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