This scientific method quiz tests your understanding of the scientific method. The scientific method is a systematic means of exploring the natural world, asking and answering questions, and explaining how things work.
Let’s see how well you understand the steps of the scientific method and what constitutes good science. This is a 10-question multiple choice quiz. If you ace the test, be sure to enter your name in the Leader Board for bragging rights!
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This scientific method quiz tests your understanding of the scientific method. The scientific method is a systematic means of exploring the natural world, asking and answering questions, and explaining how things work. Let’s see how well you understand the steps of the method and what constitutes good science!
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- Question 1 of 10
Although the number of steps in the scientific method depends on how you learned it, the sequence is always the same. Which of these steps comes before the others in the list?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 2 of 10
In an experiment, the independent variable is the one that you:CorrectIncorrect
- Question 3 of 10
You conduct an experiment and record data. You notice some of the data doesn’t fit with what you expected or doesn’t agree with the other data. What should you do?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 4 of 10
In the scientific method, you propose a hypothesis to answer a question or solve a problem. Often, the hypothesis is stated in an “if, then” format. Which of the following is a requirement for a good hypothesis?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 5 of 10
The dependent variable in an experiment is:CorrectIncorrect
- Question 6 of 10
Controlled variables are factors you hold constant. How many controlled variables can there be in an experiment?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 7 of 10
Which of these statements is true?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 8 of 10
If you reject a hypothesis, it means you did the experiment wrong.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 9 of 10
How many independent variables do you have in an experiment?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 10 of 10
You perform an experiment and perform a statistical analysis that shows the hypothesis is supported with 99.9% confidence. Is it possible the hypothesis is wrong?CorrectIncorrect
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