How to Evaluate Scientific Questions


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What is a scientific question?

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1. What is a testable question?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a testable, scientific question?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you quickly assess your knowledge of scientific questions and methods for analyzing them. You'll need to know about both scientific questions and testable questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these tools, you can check your knowledge of:

  • The definition of a testable question
  • Scientific questions
  • Identifying whether questions are testable and scientific or not
  • Ways to improve questions to make them more scientific and testable

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding what a scientific question is
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding examples of a testable, scientific question and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ways to make questions better in terms of their testability

Additional Learning

Keep learning more about these types of questions by looking through the lesson called How to Evaluate Scientific Questions. Thanks to this interactive lesson, you'll cover these topics:

  • Differences between a scientific question and a testable question
  • Methods for turning non-scientific questions into scientific questions
  • Characteristics of a testable, scientific question