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Strategies & Resources for Teaching Science to Young Learners Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What are exceptionalities?

Question 2 2. What is an inquiry-based science environment?

Question 3 3. What is the ideal first step in beginning an inquiry-based activity in a science classroom?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Bob proposed that the more you exercise, the more likely you are to be promoted at your job. He reviewed the exercise regimens of coworkers who were promoted and those that were not. In this example, exercise is a(n) _____ variable, and job status is a(n)_____ variable.

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Question 6 6. 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.

Question 7 7. Which of the following sets of science materials is most appropriate in an early childhood classroom?

Question 8 8. Jamie thinks that she can slide down a rainbow. After experimenting with a prism, she changes her thinking. What is this an example of?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is the first step in inquiry-based learning?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is true of qualitative research?

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Question 11 11. _____ is based on numerical data that can be analyzed using statistics.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a disadvantage of quantitative research?

Question 13 13. Learning that does NOT involve a hands-on approach is known as what type of learning?

Question 14 14. Establish which is NOT one of the basic principles of inquiry science.

Question 15 15. Determine the process of how to teach STEM classes to elementary students.

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Question 16 16. As you teach your first graders about changes of matter, you are fostering their cognitive development. To teach the whole child as part of developmentally appropriate practices, what other areas need to be developed in your lessons?

Question 17 17. If you are planning on teaching your young students about the scientific method, which of the following strategies are most developmentally appropriate?

Question 18 18. In teaching any science content you'll want to use the following strategies: a variety of instructional approaches, a positive rapport, create challenges, provide scaffolding, and _____.

Question 19 19. What do students seek to answer through project-based learning?

Question 20 20. What key scientific principle does project-based learning share much in common with?

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Question 21 21. What key concept in scientific research does project-based learning help students become familiar with?

Question 22 22. Which science vocabulary word would NOT be age-appropriate terminology for very young (pre-kindergarten) children?

Question 23 23. What types of resources would be best for teaching basic physical science in a pre-kindergarten classroom?

Question 24 24. Which of the following materials would you NOT likely use in a preschool science classroom?

Question 25 25. Scientific questioning comes after which step in the scientific process?

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Question 26 26. Which best defines observations?

Question 27 27. Why might you re-run an experiment?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is the main benefit of an inquiry-based science environment in a classroom?

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. Which of the following BEST describes what science is?

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