Investigations 01
In order to get your results, you will need to make observations or take measurements.

Investigations 01

Investigations are the very essence of science. This is the first of three KS2 Science quizzes on the subject and it focusses on the language of investigation, for example words like 'variable' or 'measure'.

There are many different words used by scientists to help them understand things. These words are the language of investigations. 'Variable' is one of those words. A variable is a factor in an experiment that can be changed. 'Measure' is another word used by scientists. It's not only things like length or height that can be measured, lots of other things can too, like the number of leaves on a plant or how salty something tastes. When you plan and carry out an investigation, you are being a proper scientist, so it's important to use the right words to describe what you are doing.

See how well you speak the language of science by trying this, the first of three quizzes on investigations.

Did you know...

You can play all the teacher-written quizzes on our site for just £9.95 per month. Click the button to sign up or read more.

Sign up here
  1. What does 'method' mean?
    It can be helpful to number the steps in your method
  2. Before you carry out your investigation, what should you make?
    Before you begin, you should decide what you think your investigation will show
  3. What does a 'fair test' mean?
    A 'fair test' always means that the person carrying out the investigation only changes one variable
  4. What do we call the question you are investigating, or what you are trying to find out?
    A predictions is what you think will happen, a method is how you go about finding things out and a variable is something that can be changed to see how it affects a result
  5. What do we call the items you will need for your investigation?
    'Equipment' can also be called 'apparatus'
  6. How many variables should you change during an investigation?
    If you make more than one change you cannot be sure which has altered the results
  7. In order to get your results, you will need to make observations or do what?
    You might need to measure the height of something, a distance, the temperature, the volume, mass, or a number of other variables
  8. What should come at the end of an investigation?
    An investigation should show whether the prediction was right or wrong
  9. Results can be displayed using what?
    Graphs, tables and charts are all good ways to display your results
  10. When you carry out an investigation, there are many things (factors) which can change, or vary. What are these factors called?
    Some examples of variables are temperature, size, time of day...

The Tutor in Your Computer!

Quiz yourself clever - 3 free quizzes in every section

  • Join us (£9.95/month) to play over 4,000 more quizzes
  • Reinforce your school learning in the comfort of home
  • Build your confidence in National Curriculum subjects
  • Test yourself to identify gaps in learning
  • Revise fast for tests and exams

© Copyright 2016-2017 - Education Quizzes
TJS - Web Design Lincolnshire

Valid HTML5

We use cookies to make your experience of our website better.

To comply with the new e-Privacy directive, we need to ask for your consent - I agree - No thanks - Find out more