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  • 1.1 The Nature of Science Pages 4 - 11
  • Goal 1 Explain how science works
    • Science actions
      • Observing
      • Studying
        • Recorded observations
      • Experimenting
      • Carefully designed experiments
        • Address the phenomenon
        • Numerous trials
        • Technology and Math
        • Transparency
          • All methods / data
          • Truthful and accurate
          • Results tested
    • Types of data
      • Quantitative
        • Numbers
        • Examples:
      • Qualitative
        • Descriptive
        • NO numbers
        • Examples:
    • Quantitative data
    • Qualitative data
  • Goal 2 Recognize the difference between scientific law and scientific theory
    • Scientific law
      • Statement of an observed event / phenomenon
      • NO explanation of event / phenomenon
      • Example
        • The sun rises every morning and sets every evening.
    • Scientific theory
      • An explanation of an event / phenomenon
      • Tested repeatedly
      • Can be used to make predictions
      • Example
        • The sun rises every morning and sets every evening because the earth is rotating
    • Law or theory?
    • Objects fall towards the Earth.
    • Objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity.
    • Ice forms on ponds in the winter.
    • Ice forms on ponds in the winter because the temperature drops below 0 ° celsius.
  • Goal 3 Describe the 3 branches of science and their specialties *
    • Biological Sciences
      • Science of living things
      • *Botany = study of plants
      • *Zoology = study of animals
      • *Ecology = study of interactions in nature
    • Physical Science
      • Science of matter and energy
      • *Physics = forces and energy
      • *Chemistry = matter and its changes
    • Earth Science
      • Science of Earth
      • *Geology = physical nature and history of Earth
      • *Meteorology = atmosphere and weather
    • Thanks to the following individuals who have generously contributed images with creative commons’ licenses!!
    • Halite … by smccann on Flickr
    • Sara with binocs…….Randylane on Flickr
    • Skateboarder study… Monkeyc.net on Flickr
    • Nut balancing…. Scoobymoo on Flickr
    • Thermometer… Ryan R on Flickr
    • Old Faithful scatter plot … pd by NWstephens on wikipedia
    • Old Faithful pic… by RMHermen on wikipedia
    • Sunrise … cruadinx on Flickr
    • Treefrog … by rainforest_harley on Flickr
    • Atomic bomb … pd-gov on wikipedia
    • Grand canyon … by Diliff on wikipedia