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

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