Comparing Results of an Investigation with Predictions


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In physics class, two students decide to test how air resistance affects how fast objects fall. They do their experiment once and conclude their hypothesis was correct: air resistance and the speed at which objects fall have an inverse relationship. Are their results valid?

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1. In chemistry class, students conduct an experiment to test how water affects different metals. However, their results do not match their prediction. Which of the following is the best conclusion from this experiment?

2. A student wants to investigate which locations in the school have the most bacteria. She predicts the bathroom has the most bacteria and then cultures bacteria from multiple locations in the school. When she has her results, which of the following is the most logical next step?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo lets you assess your knowledge of the results of an investigation compared to predictions. To do well on the quiz, you need to know about making conclusions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to check your knowledge of:

  • The validity of results from conducting one expirement
  • Experiment that would allow for the greatest validity when comparing results to predictions
  • A conclusion to make when the results don't match the prediction

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on scientific results versus predictions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the next logical step after obtaining results from an experiment
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how to write a conclusion when comparing results to the hypothesis and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Comparing Results of an Investigation with Predictions is a lesson that allows you to review more about:

  • The definition of a hypothesis
  • How to analyze results
  • Dealing with results that conflict with a hypothesis