

1.

Jessie wants to know what her classmates’ favourite chocolate bar is.
Select the method she should use that would give her firsthand data.
a.  Ask her classmates’ parents.  b.  Ask her classmates to select their favourite
chocolate bar from a list.  c.  Find out what the favourite chocolate bar of
the previous Grade 5 students is.  d.  Find out what the favourite chocolate bar of
the Grade 5 teacher is. 


2.

Curtis wants to know which type of transportation most students in his school
use. Select the method he should use to collect firsthand data.
a.  Ask the students’ grandparents.  b.  Find the information from Statistics
Canada.  c.  Survey the students in his school and ask them to choose from walking, bus, car, or
bike.  d.  Check the newspaper for information. 


3.

Select the method that would provide you with firsthand data.
a.  observe  c.  search the library  b.  search the Internet  d.  find information in a
magazine 


4.

Bianca wants to know what her classmates’ favourite author is. Select the
method she should use that would give her firsthand data.
a.  do an experiment  c.  observe her classmates  b.  do a
survey  d.  ask the
Librarian 


5.

Select the method that would provide you with secondhand data.
a.  do an interview  c.  do an experiment  b.  do a survey  d.  search the
newspapers 


6.

Which question would you answer using firsthand data?
a.  How many students in your class have blue eyes?  b.  How many students in
Grade 5 in Canada have blue eyes?  c.  How many students in Grade 5 in Edmonton have
blue eyes?  d.  How many students in Alberta have blue eyes? 


7.

Which question would you answer using firsthand data?
a.  How many families in Saskatchewan have 3 children?  b.  How many families in
Grade 5 in your school have 3 children?  c.  How many families in Canada have 3
children?  d.  How many families in Regina have 3 children? 


8.

Which method would you use to find out how long it takes for 1 L of water to
come to a boil?
a.  do a survey  c.  do an experiment  b.  do an interview  d.  ask a friend 


9.

Which method would you use to find out how many students use the recycling bin
in your class?
a.  do an experiment  c.  search the newspapers  b.  observe  d.  do
an interview 


10.

Which method would you use to find out how the students in your class spend
their vacation?
a.  do an experiment  c.  search the newspapers  b.  observe  d.  do
an interview 
