Hi Everyone!! This article will share Scientific Inquiry Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by Susan Blackaby. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of A Laughing Song and The Swing so, you can check these posts as well.
Scientific Inquiry Questions & Answers
- Blaze a trail – be the first to do or discover something that others follow
- Formulate – work out a plan carefully
- Distil – purify
- Gist – main idea
- Scope – the range of a task
- Pinpoint – show exactly where something is
- Locus – the most important point associated with something
- Hypothesis – idea given as a possible explanation which has not yet been proved
- Machinations – secret and complicated plans
- Document – (here) record
- Observations – (here) facts seen during an experiment
- Presume – believe something to be true
- Predict – guess what is going to happen in the future
- Concrete – (here) real or actual
- Trials – (here) experiments
- Interpretation – opinion about what something means
- Quest – search
Question 1: How do scientists make new discoveries?
Answer: Scientists make new discoveries by exploring what they know and see.
Question 2: How does one reach a hypothesis?
Answer: One reaches a hypothesis by formulating, distil and focus, narrowing down, defining that gist, determining scope and pinpointing locus.
Question 3: What comprises one’s observation?
Answer: Gathering all the needed stuffs, doing the machinations and documenting the happenings comprise one’s observation.
Question 4: What should a scientist collect during an experiment?
Answer: During an experiment, a scientist should collect the data based on facts.
Question 5: What are the four key steps in a scientific process, according to the poem?
Answer: According to the poem, the four key steps in a scientific process are:
- Blaze a trial
Question 6: Read the lines and answer the questions:
What things change and what things stick?
Record the outcome and effects.
(a) What does ‘stick’ mean here?
Answer: Here, stick means the things which do not change during the experiment.
(b) What is the poet referring to in the 1st line?
Answer: In the first line, the poet is referring to the things which are used during the scientific experiment.
(c) What is the difference between outcomes and effects?
Answer: Outcomes means the results and effects are the changes occurred during the experiment.
Question 7: Read the lines and answer the questions:
Interpretation is the key
results are where you end the quest.
(a) What is the quest that the poet is referring to?
Answer: ‘Quest’ is the search or discoveries the scientist is trying to make.
(b) What is the key to finding the results?
Answer: Interpretation is the key to finding the results.
(c) What should you combine to get the results?
Answer: We should combine the concrete things with what we know and experiments we have done.
So, these were Scientific Inquiry Questions & Answers.