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Scientific Inquiry Process



Short Answer
 

1. 

Directions: Review the scientific investigation below and answer questions 1 through 3.
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What hypothesis is being tested in the illustration?     
 

2. 

What are some other sources of heat that could be used to test the same hypothesis?
 

3. 

Why does a properly designed experiment call for only one independent varabile to change at a time?     
 

4. 

Review the data chart below and answer questions 4 through 6.
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Can you infer from the data that people do not like having lizards as pets? Explain
 

5. 

Are there the same number of birds owned as there are fish owned? Explain.
 

6. 

If you surveyed another 100 families, about how many would you expect to own dogs? Explain.
 

7. 

Directions: Use the picture below to answer questions 7 and 8.
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What is the main factor you need to keep in mind when drawing a conclusion? Explain.
 

8. 

If the two plants received different amounts of fertilizer, would you be able to draw a valid conclusion about what made one plant grow more than the other? Explain.
 



 
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