Scientific method review three

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Scientific method quiz review #3
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  1. What is a model used by scientists called?
    3-D structure
  2. What instruments do sixth grade scientists use to measure mass?
    triple beam balance
  3. What is the standard unit used to measure metric distance?
    meter
  4. What is the standard unit used by scientists to measure mass?
    gram
  5. What is the standard unit of measure known by scientists to measure liquid volume?
    liter
  6. What is an instrument used to measure liquid volume?
    graduated cylinder
  7. What is information, or evidence, collected through scientific observations?
    data
  8. The standard system of measurements used by scientists around the world is called________.
    SI
  9. What is the amount of matter in an object, or weight, called?
    mass
  10. Writing, reading, speaking, making models and listening are all ways that scientists ___________________with one another.
    communicate
  11. boiling point of water
    100 degrees Celsius
  12. freezing point of water
    0 degrees Celsius
  13. To measure the temperature of a substance scientists use the Celsius scale using an instrument called the ______________.
    Celsius thermometer
  14. What is the intellectual side of science called? Hint: It is thinking like a scientist, being inquisitive, asking why and searching for answers.
    science inquiry

    (Now being called science and engineering practices or "doing" science)
  15. What is any factor that can change or be changed in an experiment called?
    variable

    (or manipulated or independent variable)
  16. What is an educated guess that can be tested by experimentation?  
    (Hint: an if, then....because statement)
    hypothesis
  17. The curved surface of water inside a graduated cylinder is called the ___________.
    meniscus
  18. ____________ ______ includes the skills or reading a table, graph, and map?
    (Hint: figuring out)
    Interpreting data
  19. When you ________, you draw a conclusion based on information NOT directly observed.
    infer
  20. A ______ or _______ is a diagram that organizes and displays data.
    graph or table
  21. The smallest units on a metric ruler are called ______________.
    millimeters
  22. _________________ _____ is the systematic gathering of information about observations and measurements.
    Collecting data
  23. _________________is the art of making careful guesses.
    Estimating
  24. ____________ is used to determine what data means.
    Analysis
  25. ______________is a means of finding accurate information about the dimensions, weight, or capacity of any object or quantity compared to a unit.
    Measuring
  26. What step of the scientific method does a scientist  answer the  problem question, draw a conclusion, identify faultiness and decide what he or she will do in the future? 
    conclusion
  27. A question or purpose that is intended to guide your activity is called a scientific ________.
    problem
  28. When you ________, you identify objects or events by comparing and contrasting them.
    classify
  29. _________________is the science skill used to exchange information about objects or events using one or more of the five senses.
    communicating
  30. What are the list of steps you follow in a scientific investigation called?
    procedure
  31. Making ________________involves the gathering of information about objects or events using one or more of the five senses.
    observations
  32. How does a scientist figure out whether an inference is correct?
    investigate further
  33. ___________is the process of becoming aware of yourself, other living things, and your surroundings through your senses.
    Science
  34. What are two common scientific tools used to measure distance?
    metric ruler and meter stick
  35. When a scientist uses data or evidence to make a ______________ he/she attempts to determine what will happen in the future.
    prediction
  36. How many millimeters are in one centimeter?
    10
  37. What are some ways scientists communicate their ideas with other people?
    • journals        
    • 3-D models
    • letters            
    • pictures
    • email              
    • talking
    • telephone      
    • notebooks
    • write notes    
    • text
    •  ***And many other ways
  38. How many centimeters are in one decimeter?
    10
  39. Why is a scientific question important to a scientific investigation?
    It guides the scientist or gives the scientist a purpose or reason for doing the experiment
  40. What do scientists call information intended as background that gets used to help answer the problem of the experiment?
    research
  41. To measure liquid volume, a scientist must read the level at the ___________ point of the meniscus.
    lowest
  42. What are some things in science class that are classified?
    • agenda book subjects
    • table of contents
    • sections in notebook
    • page numbers in notebook
    • headings on all papers
    • lab groups
    • lab baskets
    • words on word wall
    • stretch your brain puzzles in other section of binder
  43. The ___________in an experiment is a factor that does not change or remains constant.
    control

    (or constant variables)
  44. ______________  _____________is a statement, or rule, that describes how a particular variable is to be measured or how a term is to be defined in a science experiment.
    operational definition

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