Determine Which of These Questions Could Be Researchable Using the Scientific
Determine which of these questions could be researchable using the scientific method.
A) Under what conditions could bass live in a lake?
B) What was the artist thinking when he painted Mona Lisa?
C) Are UFOs related to crop circles?
D) Is there a supreme deity?
E) What is the meaning of life?
Which of the following statements is a prediction?
A) Mealworms prefer dark environments.
B) High quality balloons filled with atmospheric air will float higher than low quality balloons filled with atmospheric air.
C) Spearmint candies taste better than peppermint candies.
D) Data show that a decrease in food lowers the rate of mealworm reproduction. Therefore, if there is an increase the amount of food available to mealworms, their reproduction rate will increase.
E) Most scientists never communicate their work.
Why do scientists reject astrology?
A) Planets do not exert a gravitational force on a newborn baby.
B) Stars do not exert any force on a newborn baby.
C) The Babylonians developed astrology.
D) The Moon is too far away to influence a person's life.
E) There is no evidence that stars can predict the future.
Why is mathematics the language of science?
A) Use of mathematics ensures international cooperation among scientists.
B) Mathematics separates scientists from non-scientists.
C) Mathematics allows scientists to be more accurate in describing an observation of nature.
D) Because scientists are more analytical than creative, mathematics is a way to analyze.
E) Mathematics is like Latin in that it is a way to communicate that few understand.