The Iterative Nature of the Scientific Method


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What is the correct order of steps in the scientific method?

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1. What does it mean to say that the scientific method is iterative?

2. Why might you repeat an early step in the scientific method?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and accompanying worksheet assess your knowledge of the scientific method and the importance of being able to repeat steps in the process during research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your ability to:

  • Outline the steps in the scientific method
  • Define iterative
  • Reasons for repeating steps in the scientific method

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding of the concept of scientific method
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about research in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define iterative
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the iterative nature of the scientific method

Additional Learning

To learn more about scientific research, review this lesson The Iterative Nature of the Scientific Method. This lesson covers:

  • A review of the scientific method
  • Iterative experimentation