Name:    Lesson 2: Using First-Hand Data

1.

Mei Ling wants to know which type of drink the students in her school would like to have with their snack. Choose the method she would use to collect first-hand data.
 a. do interviews c. observe b. do a survey d. do an experiment

2.

Choose the best question Mei Ling should use to collect her data.
 a. Which is your favourite drink? b. Which type of drink do you prefer? c. Which one of these drinks would you like with your snack? d. Which type of snack do you prefer?

3.

The Grade 5 class would like to plant a flower garden. They have a choice of 10 different types of flowers. They can only plant 4 types of flowers. Choose a method the teacher would use to collect first-hand data to decide which flowers the students would like in the garden.
 a. do interviews c. observe b. do an experiment d. do a survey

4.

Choose the best question the teacher should use to collect the data.
 a. Which flowers do you like? b. Which 4 flowers would you like to plant in the flower garden? c. Which is your favourite flower? d. Choose a flower.

5.

Peter would like to know how many vehicles pass by his house between 4 pm and 5 pm during the week. Choose the method he would use to collect first-hand data.
 a. observe c. do inverviews b. do an experiment d. do a survey

6.

Marla would like to know how many times an even number occurs when she rolls a die 20 times. Choose the method she would use to collect first-hand data.
 a. do a survey c. observe b. do interviews d. do an experiment

7.

You would like to know how your friend’s family saves energy in their home. Choose the method you would use to collect first-hand data.
 a. do a survey c. do interviews b. do an experiment d. observe

8.

Which method would you use to find out how long it takes for a 1 m3 block of ice to melt?
 a. do a survey c. do an experiment b. do interviews d. search the newspapers

9.

Which question would you answer using first-hand data?
 a. How many students in Grade 5 in Canada have red hair? b. How many students in your class have red hair? c. How many students in Manitoba have red hair? d. How many students in Grade 5 in Vancouver have red hair?

10.

Which question would you answer using first-hand data?
 a. How many students in your class play an instrument? b. How many students in Grade 5 in Whistler play an instrument? c. How many students in Grade 5 in British Columbia play an instrument? d. How many students in Grade 5 in Canada play an instrument?