Scientific Inquiry & Laboratory Safety Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a step of the scientific method that supports scientific investigation?

Question 2 2. Which of the following describes a scientific investigation?

Question 3 3. The extent to which a researcher can say that only the independent variable affected the dependent variable is:

Question 4 4. Which of the following is true about conclusions drawn from experimental data?

Question 5 5. When should you read through the lab instructions?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT true about biological specimens?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a good description of the question that should be stated as part of a scientific investigation?

Question 8 8. A good way to increase internal validity is to:

Question 9 9. Which of the following is viewed as scientific fact with no exceptions?

Question 10 10. What should you do if a substance is not labelled?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a biological specimen?

Question 12 12. Looking at the graph below, which of the following statements is NOT true?

Question 13 13. The two general types of experiments are ___ and ___

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a criteria of a hypothesis?

Question 15 15. If you conduct an experiment and the hypothesis can't be confirmed, what should you do?

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Question 16 16. Which rule describes how you come to understand what a chart means and how to use it effectively?

Question 17 17. Which rule allows you to get oriented to the information in the problem?

Question 18 18. What is a good hypothesis based on?

Question 19 19. What is one benefit of scientists disagreeing about the meaning of experimental data?

Question 20 20. Which of the following summarizes an accepted hypothesis tested by many scientists?

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Question 21 21. You run an experiment to test which brand of food your dog prefers. You offer her three different brands of food at each meal, presenting them all at the same time (so that she does not just prefer the one that comes first!). Three weeks of data collection indicate that she ate Brand C more often than Brand A or Brand B. What can you conclude from these results?

Question 22 22. During an exam, what should you do if you're having trouble visualizing the line graph that matches your data table?

Question 23 23. Which best describes an experiment?

Question 24 24. Which concepts would you NOT have needed to remember for the problem with the dialysis bags?

Question 25 25. What does an autoclave do?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a criterion for a good hypothesis?

Question 27 27. In order for a scientist's work to be accepted, other scientists must be able to _____ the experiment.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT something one needs to consider when conducting an experiment?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a lab safety rule?

Question 30 30. A study that has high external validity also usually has _____ internal validity.

Scientific Inquiry & Laboratory Safety Chapter Exam Instructions

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