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How can I think like a scientist? presentation from August 11, 2009 class.

How can I think like a scientist? presentation from August 11, 2009 class.

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  • 1. Complete the Getting to Know You Survey. Answer all questions as best as you can.
  • 2.  
  • 3. Scientists have a special way of looking at the world around us.
  • 4.
    • Gathering information using your five senses: sight, smell, touch, hearing, and sometimes taste
    • Make three observations about this picture
  • 5.
    • An interpretation based on your observations and prior knowledge
    • Make an inference about what happened in this picture
  • 6.
    • Making an inference about a future event based on current evidence or past experiences
    • Predict what will happen next in the picture below
  • 7.
    • Grouping together items that are alike in some way
    • How could you classify the following objects?
  • 8.
    • Help us understand things that cannot be observed directly.
    • What are some examples of models and simulations?
  • 9.
    • The process of sharing ideas and information with people
    • Requires many skills
      • Writing
      • Reading
      • Speaking
      • Listening
      • Making Models