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1. Choose the best definition for the word "hypothesis" from the definitions below:
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2. Imagine that you design and conduct an experiment based on your hypothesis that adding fertilizer to soil allows more plants to grow. You find that in the soil with fertilizer, more plants grew than in the soil without fertilizer. As a scientist, you would say that:
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3. Predictions made from a hypothesis should include:
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4. Choose whether this statement is true or false: A prediction can be written using an "if ____ then _____" statement.
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Maya is doing a science fair project. Her question is: How does insulation affect the temperature in a house? Her hypothesis is: Insulation makes the temperature inside a house less likely to change. Mark whether or not each of the following predictions can be made from her hypothesis.
5. If I take two house models, one with insulation and one without, and shine a heat lamp on them for 1 hour, the house model with insulation will be cooler inside.
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6. If I take two house models, one with insulation and one without, and shine a heat lamp on them for 1 hour, the house model with insulation will be hotter inside.
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7. If I take two identical house models and shine a heat lamp on them for 1 hour, one house model will be hotter than the other one.
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8. If I take two house models, one with insulation and one without, and put them in the refrigerator for 1 hour, the house model with insulation will be warmer inside.
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