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    Topic: What is Science Topic: What is Science Presentation Transcript

    • Geology Unit: Earth’s History-Geologic Time September 1 st , 2009
    •  Assigned Seats 
      • Please grab your things and stand at the back of the room
    • Do Now…
      • Take Out Science Safety Contract
        • (last nights homework)
      • Why is classroom and laboratory safety important?
    • Science Safety Rules
      • Follow all written and oral instructions.
      • Read and review ALL instructions.
      • Do only lab work that is approved by the teacher.
      • Only materials and chemicals supplied by the teacher may be used.
    • Homework If you haven’t done it already…
      • Have parents sign Science Safety Rules
    • Do Now…
      • Open Earth Science Book (Canyon Cover)
        • P. # 4
      • “ What is Science” article
    • Directions…
      • Read as a class
      • Take notes
      • Discuss material
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Science
      • A way of learning about the natural world
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Scientific Inquiry
      • A diverse way in which scientists explore problems and answer questions about the natural world
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Observation
      • Involves:
        • Sight
        • Hearing
        • Smell
        • Taste
        • Touch
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Inference
      • An interpretation based on observation and prior knowledge
    • ~Checkpoint~
      • What is the difference between an observation and an inference?
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Scientific Methods
      • Posing a question
      • Developing a hypothesis
      • Testing
        • *Controlled Experiment
      • Gather data
      • Draw conclusions
      • Scientific Method Video
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Hypothesis
      • An educated guess
      • Can be tested
    • ~ Checkpoint ~
      • What is a hypothesis?
      • A hypothesis is an educated guess.
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Variable
      • Factors that can change in an experiment
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Independent variable
      • Variable that the scientist can change
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Dependent Variable
      • Changes because of independent variable
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Controlled Experiment
      • Test of a hypothesis in which only 1 variable can affect the outcome of the experiment
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Data
      • Evidence gained through observation
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Simulation
      • Model that imitates something in the real world
    • Topic: What is Science?
      • Scientific Theory
      • A well-tested scientific concept that explains a wide range of observations
      • Has withstood repeated tests
    • ~ Checkpoint ~
      • What is a scientific theory?