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The Scientific Method (Grade 10)

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The Scientific Method

Scientific method is a model or guide used to solve problems.
  1. True
  2. False
The last step in the scientific method is to
  1. construct a hypothesis.
  2. do background research.
  3. communicate the results.
  4. ask a question.
Which of the following is NOT a step in the scientific method?
  1. Observation.
  2. Forming a bias.
  3. Experimentation.
  4. Data collection/analysis.
Choose the best definition below for the term, OBSERVATION when referring to scientific activities.
  1. an act of stating an opinion about something
  2. an act of seeing something from a new point of view
  3. an act of paying attention to a custom or tradition
  4. an act of gathering information by paying attention to facts or occurrences
Which of the following is an observation?
  1. The leaves on the tree are green.
  2. Baseball is fun.
  3. Roses are pretty.
  4. My dog is the best.
Which of the following is a quantitative observation?
  1. My waist size is 31 inches.
  2. My eyes are blue.
  3. The flame is flickers.
  4. Chemistry is an easy subject.
A personal opinion which can affect an observation.
  1. scientific law
  2. bias
  3. variable
  4. hypothesis
A verified theory that has stood the test of time is called a hypothesis.
  1. True
  2. False
A hypothesis is an educated guess that must be
  1. testable.
  2. proven true.
  3. made into a theory.
  4. made into a law.
A hypothesis is a                 of the outcome of the experiment.
  1. observation
  2. mistake
  3. conclusion
  4. prediction
How do you test an hypothesis?
  1. gather data
  2. make a graph
  3. perform an experiment
  4. record results
This is a scientific explanation based on many observations during repeated experiments.
  1. theory
  2. law
  3. model
This is a scientific explanation that is used to predict the behavior of natural phenomenon in a way that always seems true.
  1. theory
  2. law
  3. model
  4. hypothesis
Scientists use the scientific method to investigate problems. Write the order in which an investigation is carried out.

hypothesis - purpose - conclusion - experiment - results

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