Choosing a Method for Investigating a Scientific Question


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1. Which of the following is NOT a common method for a scientific investigation?

2. Which of the following types of scientific investigation would be ideal for understanding the behavior of butterflies in the rainforest?

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Find out how much you understand scientific investigation types with the worksheet and attached quiz. Quiz questions will test you on certain topics such as the job of a scientist and methods of scientific investigation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to find out how well you know how to:

  • Determine a type of scientific investigation to understand the behavior of butterflies
  • Interpret a scenario to conclude the most appropriate scientific investigation for a marble rolling down a ramp
  • Name the proper scientific investigation to examine a car crashing into a skyscraper

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on scientific investigation types
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the job of a scientist and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding methods of scientific investigation

Additional Learning

Explore the subject further with the lesson named Choosing a Method for Investigating a Scientific Question, as it will cover the following study goals:

  • Understand how to investigate a scientific question
  • Assess the main types of investigation
  • Recognize how to choose a method