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Scientific Inquiry & Lab Safety Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In a study, a group of mice are given an injection of a drug proposed to shrink lung tumors. After one month, the tumors are measured. This is an example of a(n) _____ study.

Question 2 2. In an experimental study, one group was required to water their lawn once a week and another was required to water three times per week. The control group did not water their lawn at all. Watering the lawn is the _____, and the number of times is the _____.

Question 3 3. Alyssa wants to support a hypothesis of causation between how much a child has been read to before the age of 5 and their IQ level. She wants to collect data by conducting a survey of parents of grade school students and comparing it to the reported IQ levels of the students. Which type of study and variables does she need to use?

Question 4 4. If you conduct an experiment and the hypothesis can't be confirmed, what should you do?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is the definition of scientific investigation?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT something one needs to consider when conducting an experiment?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 8 8. What is the purpose of a ventilation hood?

Question 9 9. Which piece of safety equipment is typically optional in a lab?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is an organized way of studying something?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT part of the scientific method?

Question 12 12. What would be a good next step to take after you form a hypothesis?

Question 13 13. When would you use ANOVA?

Question 14 14. What is something that you need to consider when planning your experiment?

Question 15 15. If you are measuring daily plant growth, which might be an appropriate tool to use to collect those measurements?

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Question 16 16. At what step in the scientific method does a scientist propose the problem that he or she wants to solve?

Question 17 17. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

Question 18 18. Which is a process that requires feedback from the scientific community?

Question 19 19. Why might you re-run an experiment?

Question 20 20. Which best defines observations?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is an observation?

Question 22 22. What should you do if a substance is not labelled?

Question 23 23. How should you dispose of substances in the lab?

Question 24 24. When should you read through the lab instructions?

Question 25 25. In a study, a group of mice are put into a maze with multiple paths and options. The time it takes each mouse to complete the maze and the path taken are recorded. This is an example of a(n) _____ study.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a step of the scientific method that supports scientific investigation?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT true about lab safety equipment?

Question 28 28. When a scientist comes up with a good question, what does he or she do next?

Question 29 29. Successful analysis of your data will be influenced by which factor(s)?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

Scientific Inquiry & Lab Safety Chapter Exam Instructions

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