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ICAS Science 6 2019

Scientific Method
(Worksheet 1)
Name _____________________________________________________ Score __________

Put the following steps of the scientific method in the proper order.

______________ Research the problem

______________ Observe and record

______________ Make a hypothesis

_____________ Identify the problem

_____________ Arrive at a conclusion

_____________ Test the hypothesis

Match the following terms with the correct definition.

_____________ 1. Hypothesis A. Organized process to test a hypothesis


_____________ 2. Control B. An educated guess about the solution to a problem
_____________ 3. Dependent Variable C. Observations & measurements recorded
_____________ 4. Experiment D. A judgment based on the results of an experiment
_____________ 5. Conclusion E. Used to show that the result of an experiment is
really due to the condition being tested

_____________ 6. Data F. The factor that is manipulated during an experiment


_____________ 7. Independent Variable G. The response that is measured in an experiment

Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge

1) For her science fair project, Marcy is investigating how levels of carbon dioxide affect plant growth.
Which of the following is most important for Marcy to do?
A. She needs to make sure her results match her predictions.
B. She needs to make sure that her results contain both words and numbers.
C. She needs to make sure that the explanation of her results is based on evidence.
D. She needs to make sure her results get published so that everyone can read them.

2) Which of the following must be true for scientific results to be valid?


A. The results should be drawn in a graph.
B. The results should be based on evidence.
C. The results should support the ideas of other scientists.
D. The results should match the predictions of the scientist.

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