Describe the natural world To seek natural explanations for natural phenomena. What do Scientists Actually Do?
Make Observations – use the senses to gather and record information Collect Data – recorded observations Scientists…
There are two kinds of data: Quantitative – recorded measurements “ Quantity” counting charts graphs measuring numbers DATA
Qualitative – written descriptions “ The chimpanzees use sticks as tools to capture termites out of their nests and eat them.”
Inference – logical conclusion based on observations Making Inferences
<ul><li>Rules for Group Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>You must use the following words in your presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>Data: Qualitative and Quantitative </li></ul><ul><li>Inferences </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesis </li></ul>
Homework: General: Read section 1.3 & answer questions 1-5 Honors: Read sections 1.7-1.8, 3-2-1 the sections, & explain why the snake experiment is a controlled experiment Signed syllabus due Monday
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