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Thinking Like A Scientist

Subject : soft-skills
  • Answer 23 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Conditions in an experiment that is purposely changed; also known as the independent variable

2. When you explain or interpret what you observe; based on what you already know

3. Making a forecast of what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence

4. A well tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results

5. Facts - figures - and other evidence gathered through observations

6. The process of grouping together items that are alike in some way

7. A possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question; must be testable

8. Means that you understand basic scientific terms and principles well enough that you can evaluate information - make personal decisions - and take part in public affairs

9. Observations that deal with numbers or amounts

10. A statement that describes how to measure a particular variable or define a particular term

11. Earth and Space Science - Life Science - and Physical Science

12. Observations that deal with descriptions that cannot be expressed in numbers

13. Using one or more senses to gather information

14. Factor in an experiment that a scientist wants to observe - which may change in response to the manipulated variable; also known as a dependent variable

15. Factors that can change in an experiment

16. The sharing of ideas and experimental findings with others through writing and speaking

17. An experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time.

18. Visual display of information or data

19. Curiosity - honesty - open-mindedness and skepticism - and creativity

20. A statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions

21. The ongoing process of discovery in science; the diverse ways in which scientist study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence they gather.

22. Creating representations of complex objects or processes

23. A summary of the results of the experiment and a statement of how the results relate to the hypothesis