What is the Scientific Method? - Steps and Process


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The first step in scientific method is ______.

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1. Researchers have two groups of children. One group is watching violent cartoons and the other group is watching nonviolent cartoons. Researchers are counting the number of violent acts in their children's play. The cartoon is the _______.

2. Which is true about scientific method?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the scientific method. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include one of the truths of the scientific method as well as examples of several parts of the scientific method.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Part of the scientific method involving review by others
  • First step in the scientific method
  • Identifying variables in examples
  • Nature of the scientific method

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the scientific method
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding variables and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the observational phase of the scientific method
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the nature of the scientific method

Additional Learning

To learn more about science, review the accompanying lesson called What is the Scientific Method? - Steps and Process. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List the five steps in the scientific method
  • Define the following terms: hypothesis, variable, and operational definition
  • Differentiate between dependent and independent variables
  • Understand how the five steps in the scientific method follow from the first to the last