How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning


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Which is true about experimentation?

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

2. Which of the following is an observation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Scientific observation naturally leads to scientific questioning of why or how these observations occur. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you understand how sensory experiences, such as seeing or hearing natural phenomena, lead to questions and research. The quiz questions will test your understanding of experimentation, the process of scientific research, and the characteristics of observation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Experimentation as a process in itself and its role in the scientific research process
  • The order of and processes related to observation and questioning
  • The definition and characteristics of observations

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the pertinent information on observations, experimentation, and questioning in scientific research from the related lesson on this topic
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the process of research to define the purpose of steps like observation, questioning, and experimentation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key concepts, such as observation, experimentation, and the scientific process
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to define the purpose of certain steps in the process of scientific research

Additional Learning

To learn more about scientific observations and questioning, review the accompanying lesson entitled How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define observations as a concept and a step in the scientific process
  • Describe how observations of the natural world lead to scientific questioning
  • Examine the role of observations in the process of experimentation
  • Understand how questions arise from observations of the natural world