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Steps of the Scientific Method Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

Question 3 3. Which is a process that requires feedback from the scientific community?

Question 4 4. At what step in the scientific method does a scientist propose the problem that he or she wants to solve?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

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Question 6 6. What does it mean to draw logical conclusions from experimental data?

Question 7 7. What is one benefit of scientists disagreeing about the meaning of experimental data?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is true about conclusions drawn from experimental data?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Why do scientists have differing opinions about what the same set of data means?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Which of these was not included as part of creating a hypothesis?

Question 13 13. Which of the following sample hypotheses is a poor choice?

Question 14 14. Which of the following best describes a hypothesis?

Question 15 15. Which of these following words should be avoided when creating your own hypothesis?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT part of the experimental design process?

Question 17 17. How is a hypothesis related to an experiment?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a criterion for a well-written hypothesis?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is TRUE about control variables?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a possible experimental design consideration?

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Question 21 21. When would you use ANOVA?

Question 22 22. When is the best time to consider what analysis to examine your data with?

Question 23 23. If you are measuring daily plant growth, which might be an appropriate tool to use to collect those measurements?

Question 24 24. What is something that you need to consider when planning your experiment?

Question 25 25. Successful analysis of your data will be influenced by which factor(s)?

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Question 26 26. The _____ is the group of individuals from which a researcher selects their sample.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a step in the sampling process?

Question 28 28. Why is sampling so important to research?

Question 29 29. Winifred is performing a study of hospitals in Pennsylvania that perform a rare nerve surgery of the foot. In order to obtain her sample, she has placed the names of the hospitals that perform the surgery on strips of paper and placed them in a box. She then has her assistant pull out ten of the strips of paper from the box. This type of sampling method is known as which of the following?

Question 30 30. Sampling is:

Steps of the Scientific Method Chapter Exam Instructions

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