Scientific Method Vocab
  • 1. This part of the scientific method is a question.
A) conclusions
B) a hypothesis
C) the problem
D) results
  • 2. In this part of the scientific method, results are discussed and you talk about accepting or rejecting your hypothesis.
A) results
B) problem
C) hypothesis
D) conclusions
  • 3. In this part of the SM, materials and methods are explained.
A) the hypothesis
B) results
C) conclusions
D) the experiment
  • 4. This part of the experiment tells you step by step what to do.
A) materials
B) methods
C) problem
D) hypothesis
  • 5. You use this part of the SM to create your hypothesis. It involves using your 5 senses.
A) observations
B) hypothesis
C) problem
D) results
  • 6. This part of the SM is a prediction, a statment and uses the words IF and THEN.
A) problem
B) results
C) observations
D) hypothesis
  • 7. This part of the SM is usually made of tables and graphs.
A) experiment
B) problem
C) results
D) conclusions
  • 8. This group in an experiment is untreated. It is used as a baseline for comparison. If you were trying to determine whether or not fertilizer made plants grow taller, it would be a group of pots without fertilizer=untreated.
A) control
B) independent
C) epxerimental
D) problem
  • 9. The independent variable is...
A) one that you measure at the end of the experiment
B) one that you have control over and is determined before the experiment starts
C) a group that is treated
D) the variable that depends on the independent variable
  • 10. In order for an experiment to be believable, it must be _____________. This means that you are doing an experiment that tests your hypothesis and answers the problem.
A) consistent
B) independent
C) theory
D) valid
  • 11. Which part of the SM? Will fertilzer increase the number of tomatoes a plant produces?
A) hypothesis
B) conclusion
C) observation
D) problem
  • 12. Which part of the SM? If I add the recommended amout of fertilizer, then my tomato plants will produce a lot of tomatoes.
A) problem
B) hypothesis
C) conclusion
D) results
  • 13. Which part of the SM? Plants giving fertilizer produce more tomatoes. I can accept my hypothesis.
A) problem
B) results
C) hypothesis
D) conclusion
  • 14. In an experiment where a farm was looking at the affect of fertilizer on tomato growth, what would be the independent variable?
A) water
B) fertilizer
C) soil
D) number of tomatoes
  • 15. In an experiment where a farm was looking at the affect of fertilizer on tomato growth, what would be the control group?
A) plants with no fertilizer
B) soil
C) plants with fertilizer
D) water
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