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A presentation to introduce scientific thought. This is NOT the scientific method, as students get drilled and killed with it when they are in the lower grades. This is inference, observation, ...

A presentation to introduce scientific thought. This is NOT the scientific method, as students get drilled and killed with it when they are in the lower grades. This is inference, observation, predictions, modeling, journal articles, and oral defenses. You know, the more advanced stuff you always wish someone had taught you in school.

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  • Scientists have a special way of looking at the world around us.
  • Observations Gathering information using your five senses: sight, smell, touch, hearing, and sometimes taste
  • Observations Gathering information using your five senses: sight, smell, touch, hearing, and sometimes taste Make three observations about this picture
  • Inferences An interpretation based on your observations and prior knowledge
  • Inferences An interpretation based on your observations and prior knowledge Make an inference about what happened in this picture
  • Predictions Making an inference about a future event based on current evidence or past experiences