Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards




share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Scientific Method

QuestionAnswer
Observations that can be measured-10cm, 5 grams. What kind of observation? Quantitative
Using your 5 senses to gather information.Observation or inference? Observations
What data is observed but not measured numerically. Can be an opinion-using description. Blue, slimy, bitter taste etc. Qualitative
I observe Madison running down the hall and turning the corner. All of a sudden I hear a crash. I can infer that... She probably ran into something.
Why are constants so important to an experiment? So the ONLY thing affecting the outcome is the _____________ variable. independent
In the scientific method, you must have a ______to solve. problem or question.
After research, one makes a prediction or educated guess what might be the answer to your question. hypothesis
A hamster runs at a pace of 23 mph. He wants to know if vitamins will make him run faster. Write a testable question. Will taking vitamins have an affect on the speed of the hamster?
When you change something in your experiment, this is the _____variable. This is really what you are testing. independent
What you purposely keep the same each time you repeat the experiment... constants
What is the EFFECT of the independent variable? It is measurable. dependent variable
To make sure your conclusion is correct, you must do each experiment as least ____ times. Why? 3, You need to make sure you have a true or valid answer.
I love race gocarts. My regular green one goes 450 mph. I wonder if I have more weight in my gocart if it will go faster. What is my control group? regular green gocart
Will adding fertilizer to plants affect how tall the plant grows? Is this testable? yes
Testing white milk and chocolate milk-which do rats prefer to drink more?? The type of milk would be the ___variable. independent
Does the price of fertilizer affect how tall a plant can grow? What is IV and DV? IV-different fertilizers DV-height of plant
Does the type of hair spray Justin Bieber use affect how long he can sing? IV and DV? IV-different hairsprays DV-how long he can sing
Formulate a testable question. You have a problem. Your digital alarm clock isn't loud enough to wake you up. You want to test different alarm clocks to see if one is louder than the other. Does the type of alarm clock affect how loud the alarm is?
Does the type of bird food affect how fast the Road Runner can run? IV and DV? IV-type of bird food DV- how fast he can run
I want to see which material will make an airplane (folded) stay in the air the longest. I know my paper airplane keeps the plane in the air for 24 seconds on average. I'm trying out aluminum foil and posterboard. What is my control group? The paper airplane-I already know what it can do.
Seth and Mario boy are planning on entering a hot dog eating contest. They normally can eat 122 hot dogs in 5 minutes. They want to know if they dip the hot dog in vinegar right before they eat it, if they can eat more hot dogs in 5 minutes. Iv?Dv? IV- vinegar DV- amount of hot dogs eaten in 5 minutes
If he studies 15 minutes a night on his flashcards, will his test grade, on average, increase? What is the DV? Test grades
Burrito boy is a great student! Testable Question: Does studying 15 minutes a night on his flashcards have an effect on becoming a better student? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS QUESTION? NEVER USE BETTER OR BEST. WE CAN'T MEASURE IT. Burrito boy is still a good student :).
Barbie wants to know what type of high heels she can run the fastest in. Oh Barbie....high heels are bad for your feet. What is the IV and DV? The IV is what I purposely change-the type of shoes. The DV, how fast she can run! Run Barbie Run!!!
Ty races racecars for Nascar in his free time. He wonders if the car with the bigger tires will be the fastest. What is iv and dv? Iv-type of tires Dv-speed of car
Brady loves Justin Bieber's music. He is his biggest fan! He is upset that the Bieb never answers his fan mail. He wanted to know if he changed the color of envelope if it would help. IV? Iv is color of envelope Dv is if the Bieb answers his letter and Brady probably doesn't like the Bieb, but if he did-that's ok too
X axis is the independent variable
Serena wants to know where the Y axis is labeled at. ON the side.
Created by: mrsyoung