Nature of Science (2010-11)
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Nature of Science (2010-11) Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Welcome to Biology!
  • 2. Describe the natural world To seek natural explanations for natural phenomena. What do Scientists Actually Do?
  • 3. Make Observations – use the senses to gather and record information Collect Data – recorded observations Scientists…
  • 4. There are two kinds of data: Quantitative – recorded measurements “ Quantity” counting charts graphs measuring numbers DATA
  • 5. Qualitative – written descriptions “ The chimpanzees use sticks as tools to capture termites out of their nests and eat them.”
  • 6. Inference – logical conclusion based on observations Making Inferences
  • 7.
    • Rules for Group Presentation
    • You must use the following words in your presentation:
    • Data: Qualitative and Quantitative
    • Inferences
    • Hypothesis
  • 8. 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