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  • 1. Geology Unit: Earth’s History-Geologic Time September 1 st , 2009
  • 2.  Assigned Seats 
    • Please grab your things and stand at the back of the room
  • 3. Do Now…
    • Take Out Science Safety Contract
      • (last nights homework)
  • 4.
    • Why is classroom and laboratory safety important?
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Homework If you haven’t done it already…
    • Have parents sign Science Safety Rules
  • 7. Do Now…
    • Open Earth Science Book (Canyon Cover)
      • P. # 4
    • “ What is Science” article
  • 8. Directions…
    • Read as a class
    • Take notes
    • Discuss material
  • 9. Topic: What is Science?
    • Science
    • A way of learning about the natural world
  • 10. Topic: What is Science?
    • Scientific Inquiry
    • A diverse way in which scientists explore problems and answer questions about the natural world
  • 11. Topic: What is Science?
    • Observation
    • Involves:
      • Sight
      • Hearing
      • Smell
      • Taste
      • Touch
  • 12. Topic: What is Science?
    • Inference
    • An interpretation based on observation and prior knowledge
  • 13. ~Checkpoint~
    • What is the difference between an observation and an inference?
  • 14. Topic: What is Science?
    • Scientific Methods
    • Posing a question
    • Developing a hypothesis
    • Testing
      • *Controlled Experiment
    • Gather data
    • Draw conclusions
  • 15.
    • Scientific Method Video
  • 16. Topic: What is Science?
    • Hypothesis
    • An educated guess
    • Can be tested
  • 17. ~ Checkpoint ~
    • What is a hypothesis?
    • A hypothesis is an educated guess.
  • 18. Topic: What is Science?
    • Variable
    • Factors that can change in an experiment
  • 19. Topic: What is Science?
    • Independent variable
    • Variable that the scientist can change
  • 20. Topic: What is Science?
    • Dependent Variable
    • Changes because of independent variable
  • 21. Topic: What is Science?
    • Controlled Experiment
    • Test of a hypothesis in which only 1 variable can affect the outcome of the experiment
  • 22. Topic: What is Science?
    • Data
    • Evidence gained through observation
  • 23. Topic: What is Science?
    • Simulation
    • Model that imitates something in the real world
  • 24. Topic: What is Science?
    • Scientific Theory
    • A well-tested scientific concept that explains a wide range of observations
    • Has withstood repeated tests
  • 25. ~ Checkpoint ~
    • What is a scientific theory?