Scientific Method
Observations
Hypothesis
Variables
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What is the first step in the scientific method?

What is Question.

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What are the two types of observation?

What is Qualitative Measurement and Quantitative Measurement.

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What step of the scientific method do you predict a possible answer to a problem or a question?
What is Hypothesis.

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What are the two types of variables stated in a hypothesis?
What is Independent and Dependent.

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Which step of the scientific method is missing: Question Formulate a Hypothesis ______________ Observe and Record Analyze Results Share the Results
What is Experiment.

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What step of the scientific method do you test your hypothesis?
What is Experiment.

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This type of observation is measureable.
What is Quantitative Measurement.

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Putting my plant in the closet will decrease it's chance of living. What is wrong with this hypothesis?
What is... it is missing "If" and "Then"

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What is the responding variable or factor that may or may not change due to manipulation?
What is Dependent Variable.

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In which step of the scientific method do you use your information to draw conclusions about your experiment?
What is Analyze Results.

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What step in the scientific method do you make careful observations and write down what happens?
What is Observe and Record.

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This type of observation is describable.
What is Qualitative Measurement.

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If you drink more milk will you get stronger bones? State a good hypothesis for this question.
What is...If you increase the amount of milk you drink, then you will increase the strength of your bones.

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What is the term we use to describe the manipulated variable or factor that the experimenter intentionally changes?
What is Independent Variable.

300

The ________________ involves a series of steps that are used to investigate a natural occurrence.

What is Scientific Method.

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In which step of the scientific method do you present your experiment, observations and conclusions to others?
What is Share Results.

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Blue, rough, metal are all examples of what type of observation?
What is Qualitative Measurement.

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I wonder if you smoke more cigarettes, will you have a better chance of getting lung cancer? State a good hypothesis for this question.
What is...If you increase the number of cigarettes you smoke, then you will increase your chance of getting lung cancer.

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In an experiment what are the variables that are not being studied that are held constant so that they do not influence the experimental outcome called?
What is Control.

400

List the independent and dependent variables in the following hypothesis. If soil temperatures rise, then plant growth will increase.
What is...Independent-soil temperatures, Dependent-plant growth.

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List all six steps of the scientific method.
What is Question, Hypothesis, Experiment, Observe and Record, Analyze Results, Share Results.

500

4 feet long with 24 buttons are both examples of what type of observation?
What is Quantitative Measurement.

500

Read the following experiment and state a good hypothesis. I am doing a test to see if there is a connection between how long you run and how fast your heart beats. I will be performing an experiment where a person will run for a 1 minute and I will check their heartbeat. Then they will run for 2 minutes and I will check their heart rate. I will do this up to 6 minutes and see if there is a connection. What do you think my hypothesis should be?
What is...If I increase the amount of time I run, then my heartbeat will increase.

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Find the independent and dependent variables in the following experiment: If you increase the number of times you practice shooting free-throws, then you will increase your chances of making a basket every time.
What is Independent- practice shooting free throws, Dependent- making baskets.

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Thinking about the hypothesis: If soil temperatures rise, then plant growth will increase. What might a control in this experiment be?
What is... using the same potting soil, making sure both plants have an equal amount of light etc.