Safe or Unsafe?
Scientific Inquiry
Qualitative or Quantitative?
Find the Dependent Variable
Find the Independent Variable

100

Wearing normal glasses instead of safety goggles in the lab

UNSAFE

100

How many steps are there in scientific inquiry?

6

100

The tree is 6 feet tall

Quantitative

100

If plants get fertilizer, then they will grow taller.

Plant growth

100

If I drink coffee, then I'll be more alert.

Level of alertness

200

Running in the lab

UNSAFE!

200

The last step of scientific inquiry is to __________

Arrive at a conclusion

200

Those cars are either blue, black, brown, or white.

Qualitative

200

If you eat breakfast, then you will have more energy.

Energy level

200

If I do my homework, my grades will improve.

Doing homework

300

Drinking water before lab starts.

SAFE!

300

The first step of scientific inquiry is to __________

Make an observation

300

The temperature is 23 degrees.

Quantitative

300

Pollution causes a drop in butterfly population

Butterfly population

300

Eating a heavy meal leads to sleepiness.

Eating a heavy meal

400

A student spilled a chemical and the teacher told the student to clean it up with a paper towel and gloves.

SAFE!

400

What is the step after doing background research?

Form a hypothesis

400

House #5 is big.

Qualitative

400

Low test scores are caused by not studying

Test scores

400

Carrying a heavy backpack makes your back hurt more.

Weight of the backpack

500

The teacher gave the students lab procedures to read. The students read the procedure and did the experiment while the teacher was outside speaking to another teacher.

UNSAFE!

500

After an experiment proves that a hypothesis is wrong, the next step is to _____________.

Make a new hypothesis and test it

500

Plant #1 has dark blue leaves while plant #2 has light blue leaves.

Qualitative

500

The amount of people at the beach is affected by temperature.

Amount of people at the beach

500

Having dry skin is caused by not using lotion.

Lotion use