Identifying Potential Hypotheses from a Given Experiment


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Which best describes the scientific method?

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1. Good experimental designs are based on _____.

2. If you design an experiment to test which brand of dog food is preferred by dogs in your neighborhood, which of the following would be a valid hypothesis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Through this quiz/worksheet, you will be tested on hypotheses and how they are used in different experiments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To do well on these assessments, you'll be required to:

  • Describe the Scientific Method
  • Determine what good experimental designs are based on
  • Identify what makes a hypothesis valid
  • Learn what an experiment may be trying to test

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - use relevant concepts to examine an example experiment and identify what a valid hypothesis would be for it
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define the Scientific Method
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding what makes a hypothesis valid

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Identifying Potential Hypotheses from a Given Experiment get more details on this subject. This lesson is designed with the following objectives in mind:

  • Learn how to construct a hypothesis
  • Identify important stages in the Scientific Method
  • Define hypothesis