Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection


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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how to best get the information you need, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the appropriate tools for scientific tests and data collection. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding when the best time is to consider examining your data as well as knowing the appropriate tool for measuring daily plant growth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • When to best figure out your analysis
  • Tool for measuring daily plant growth
  • Factors influencing successful data analysis
  • When to use ANOVA
  • Considerations when planning an experiment

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding when to use ANOVA and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the considerations when planning an experiment
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related scientific testing tools lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about scientific methods, review the corresponding lesson titled Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how to properly design an experiment
  • Describe why choosing the right tool can be the most challenging part of designing a science experiment
  • Identify the main tools that can be used in collecting data
  • Explain when an analysis of variance would best be used
  • Appreciate how models and software can assist your data collection efforts