How Well Do You Understand the Scientific Method?

Test Your Knowledge of the Scientific Method and How It Works

Think you understand the steps of the scientific method and the variable of an experiment? Take this quiz and find out!
Think you understand the steps of the scientific method and the variable of an experiment? Take this quiz and find out!. Martin Konopka / EyeEm / Getty Images

1. The scientific method is a way of asking and answering questions. Which step comes before the others in the list?

2. Which of the following is the correct sequence of steps of the scientific method?

3. The independent variable is:

4. Is it okay to leave out experimental data that does not support the hypothesis or agree with the other results?

5. What is a requirement for the problem or question, in order to apply the scientific method?

6. You should be able to identify three types of variables in your experiment. They are:

7. How many independent variables can there be in an experiment?

8. If you reject the hypothesis, it means you did your experiment wrong.

9. How many controls or controlled variables can there be in an experiment?

10. The controlled variable is:

How Well Do You Understand the Scientific Method?

You got: % Correct. Not Quite Ready to Design Experiments

I got Not Quite Ready to Design Experiments. How Well Do You Understand the Scientific Method?
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Now that you've completed the quiz, you should be familiar with the steps of the scientific method and the types of variables you will encounter in an experiment. You might want to review the scientific method and variables, just to be sure you've got it. From there, move on to how to design an experiment to test your hypothesis.

Ready to try another quiz? Try another scientific method quiz (which you'll ace now, right?) or see which type of mad scientist you are.

How Well Do You Understand the Scientific Method?

You got: % Correct. Scientific Method Superstar

I got Scientific Method Superstar. How Well Do You Understand the Scientific Method?
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Great job! Your high score on the quiz makes it clear you know your way around the scientific method. If you're feeling a bit unsure of yourself, you can review the steps of the scientific method or the types of variables. If you're ready to move on, learn how to use the method to design and perform an experiment.

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