Observation and Inferences
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  • Question 1
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    Q. A scientist discovers the body of an unknown species of frog in the rain forest of Brazil.  She writes several statements in her journal about the animal shown above.  Which of the following is an observation about the frog?
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    The frog might be poisonous because it is very brightly colored.
    It has a mass of 22.4 grams.
    The frog is probably a tree climber because it has large, round toe pads.
    I think the frog is a species of poison dart frog because of its size and color.
  • Question 2
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    Q. The flowers are green and blue. 
    answer choices
    Qualitative
    Quantitative 
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. There are 75 trees in the forest. 
    answer choices
    Qualitative 
    Quantitative
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. The clouds are grey and ground is wet. 
    answer choices
    Qualitative
    Quantitative
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. There are ten buttons on the table. 
    answer choices
    Qualitative
    Quantitative
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. The teachers are wearing red and black. 
    answer choices
    Qualitative 
    Quantitative
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. There are 54 players on the Carolina Panthers football team. 
    answer choices
    qualitative 
    quantitative 
  • Question 8
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    Q. There are 25 Liters of water in the buckets. 
    answer choices
    quantitative 
    qualitative 
  • Question 9
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    Q. Jessica is wearing a scarf. 
    answer choices
    qualitative 
    quantitative 
  • Question 10
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    Q. There are 20 students in our classroom. 
    answer choices
    quantitative 
    qualitative
  • Question 11
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    Q. A student placed 50 mealworms in the middle of an aquarium containing a light, a cardboard tube and a water dish.  He waited five minutes and then recorded the data for the first trial in the table above.  The student repeated this procedure two more times, and recorded the results.  Read the results of all three trials.  Which inference could you make about mealworms based on the results.
    answer choices
    The mealworms probably prefer the darkness of a cardboard tube.
    There were 6 mealworms under the light in trial 2. 
    Mealworms love water. 
    There were 36 more mealworms in the cardboard tube versus the light in trial 3.
  • Question 12
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    Q. A scientist finds the skeleton of an animal that lived long ago.  He observes that the animal had broad, flat teeth and feet with hooves.  What is the best inference he could make from his observations?
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    The animal lived in an area with few trees.
    The animal was a good swimmer.
    The animal was probably a plant eater.
    The animal was probably a meat eater.
  • Question 13
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    Q. What is observation? A good scientist is observant and notices things in the world.  This leads to curiousity!
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    Information gathered using the 5 senses
    A question based on past experience
    A prediction
    Information that only comes from measurements
  • Question 14
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    Q. What is an inference? 
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    Just a random guess
    A prediction or logical conclusions about our observations
    The same as an observation
    deciding if an observation is qualitative or quantitative
  • Question 15
    120 seconds
    Q. When scientists collect data that is measurable with numbers, we call it...
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    qualitative
    quantitative
    hypothetical
    graphable
  • Question 16
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    Q. Data that is descriptive, using qualities or characteristics, and your 5 senses is called...
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    quantitative
    qualitative
    non-scientific
    hypothesis
  • Question 17
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    Q. You want to collect data on the taste of apples to help a farmer grow sweeter apples in his orchard.  You have your assistants describe apples as "sweet" or "tart".   This is called ____ data
    answer choices
    quantitative
    qualitative
    not scientific
    hypothetical
  • Question 18
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    Q. Measuring the number of times a person breathes after exercise involves ____ data. 
    answer choices
    quantitative
    qualitative
  • Question 19
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    Q. Recording data on how yellow or orange leaves turn in October by describing them as "green" "slightly yellow" "very yellow" or "orange" is ____ data
    answer choices
    quantitative
    qualitative
  • Question 20
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    Q. If your teacher asked you to make qualitative observations about the class’s pet hamster, which group of words might be used?
    answer choices
    A  mass of 3 kg, 11 cm long, age of 16 months
    A  mass of 3 kg, 11 cm long, cute
    A  long hair, white and brown colored, soft
    A  temperature, length, weight
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