Scientific Inquiry Questions & Answers

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

Word Galaxy

  • 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
  • Hypothesis
  • Observation
  • Conclusion

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.

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