The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications


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What is the next step if the data doesn't support the hypothesis?

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1. Which type of experimental variable is the factor that the scientist is altering?

2. What is the correct order of the steps of the scientific method?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The scientific method can be a frightening concept, but fear not. By using this quiz and worksheet to better understand key terms, such as hypothesis and experimental variable, you will gain the tools to help you apply the scientific method to everyday problems. Use the worksheet to further practice your skills.

Quiz & Worksheet Goal

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following concepts related to the scientific method:

  • Step following a lack of support from the hypothesis
  • Proper order and names of the steps involved in the scientific method
  • Experimental variable altered by a scientist
  • Peer review
  • Hypothesis defined

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related scientific method lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the scientific method
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as hypothesis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding data applied to a hypothesis

Additional Learning

To learn more about the scientific method, review the accompanying lesson on The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the appropriate order of steps
  • Define peer review
  • Apply the scientific method to environmental problems