1.2 Scientific Method

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The Scientific Method
1. In the following experiment, a scientist is studying how the temperature of a gas changes
over time while it is heated. The following graph was collected. Determine what the
independent variable and dependent variable are.
a. Independent variable
b. Dependent variable
2. Describe what a control experiment is and how it is useful.
3. A scientist is studying the salt content of water from the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific
Ocean, and the tap water here in Sweet Home. Suggest a control experiment the
scientist should do.
4. Fill in the blanks: Lab safety is _____
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(Hint: the answer is: Lab safety is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING!!!)
5. What type of safety equipment should you wear when conducting an experiment?
a. Eyes b. Legs c. Feet d. Hands (optional) -
6. The data given below is from a scientific experiment. Represent the data on the graph
provided. Include all labels that a
graph should have.
Scientific Research Trial 1-1A
Time (minutes)
Volume (milliliters)
6
15
7
20
8
25
9
30
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