Negative Control: Definition & Experiment Video


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A doctor is planning an experiment. Which of these is NOT beneficial?

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1. A negative control group:

2. The opposite of a negative control is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet tool, you will be able to review and verify your understanding of negative controls and their importance in scientific experiments. Topics to watch for to pass the quiz include the definition of a negative control and its purpose in experimental design.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments aim to test your understanding of:

  • Negative controls
  • Types of controls in experiments
  • The goals of scientific experiments

Skills Practiced

With the help of these assessments, you will be able to practice the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding controls in experiments and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding scientific experiments
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of negative controls

Additional Learning

Read the lesson called Negative Control: Definition & Experiment for more information. The lesson covers the following:

  • Understand the concept of experimental design
  • Identify negative controls in examples of experiments
  • Learn how negative controls help scientists