Hypothesis Quiz
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by Robin Coffman
| 10 Questions
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Hypothesis and Theory Quiz
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What is a characteristic of a scientific question?
Answer untestable question
Has an experiment
Leads to a hypothesis
Requires no research
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Which of the following is NOT a good example of a scientific question?
Does the speed of a car affect the sound it makes?
Does the angle of a volleyball player affect the chances of the ball going over the net
Does the light from the sun affect human growth?
Does the natural world affect human morality?
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What does a scientific question lead to?
An experiment
A hypothesis
A conclusion
An opinion
4
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Which of the following words are not required for a hypothesis?
If
Cause
Then
Because
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When is a hypothesis used?
When something cannot be tested
When there are no observations
When something in the natural world is observed
Whenever you feel like it
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Which of the following is a good example of a hypothesis?
If a person can swim 30 meters in a pool, then they are really good at swimming because they swam 30 meters.
If a person can swim 30 meters in a pool, then that person is considered athletic because a coach told me so.
If a person swims 30 meters in a pool, then that person has burned 10 calories, because that is how much energy is required.
If a person swims 30 meters in a pool, then they are really athletic.
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a theory?
Testable hypothesis
Little data
Supported by scientists doing same test
Has an experiment to test
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Which of the following is a good example of a theory?
The Cell Theory
Cells come from other cells (Virchow)
Cells are in all living things (Schleiden and Swann)
Cells are the building blocks of life (Schleiden and Swann)
Spontaneous Generation
All living things come from nonliving things (Artistotle)
Mrs. CoffmanTheory
Mrs. Coffman is crazy (student 1)
Mrs. Coffman likes science (student 2)
Mrs. Coffman causes other teachers to love science (student 3)
If I can ride a bike then I am a professional bike rider because I can go really fast.
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Which of the following statements are true about scientific theories?
Theories are 100% true
Theories cannot be disproved once a theory
Theories are always being retested by other scientists
Theories are laws
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Theories require lots of...
Time and People
Data and Opinions
Tests and Hypothesis
Creativity and Power
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