Design a Scientific Experiment: Example of Avery and Griffith's Experiments


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Oswald Avery used _____ in order to rule out protein as the transforming principle in his experiment.

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1. Oswald Avery answered the question he set out to investigate by showing that _____ was the transforming principle in the Griffith experiment.

2. Oswald Avery ruled out RNA as the transforming principle by using _____ in his experiments.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using their knowledge of scientific experiment designs, students answer science-related questions in this quiz/worksheet combo. The topics the quiz assesses include how Avery provided objective results in his study.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your understanding of:

  • What Avery did to eliminate protein as a transforming principle
  • Avery's research question
  • How Avery eliminated RNA from consideration
  • The clue Avery received to eliminate sugar coat
  • Providing objective results

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can be used to help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information about Avery's research question from the related scientific lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how Avery removed certain agents from consideration in his research and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Avery's objective results

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Design a Scientific Experiment: Example of Avery and Griffith's Experiment is a great resource for more information on this topic. These are the objectives this lesson covers:

  • Learn the stages of a scientific experiment design
  • Determine traits of a good scientific experiment
  • Examine control for multiple variables