Chapter 1, section 1


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Chapter 1, section 1

  1. 1. Chapter 1, Section 1 – The Nature of Science & Technology<br />Thinking Like A Scientist<br />
  2. 2. Observing<br />Inferring<br />Predicting<br />Classifying<br />Making Models<br />Scientists use several skills to learn about the world. These include:<br />
  3. 3. Using one or more of your senses to gather information<br />Two types of observations:<br />Quantitative: deals with a number or amount<br />Qualitative: deals with descriptions that cannot be expressed in numbers <br />OBSERVING<br />
  4. 4. Explaining or interpreting the things you observe<br />This is NOT making a wild guess <br />It is based on reasoning from what you already know<br />INFERRING<br />
  5. 5. Making a forecast of what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence<br />CLOSELY related to inferring however, note the difference<br />Inferring attempts to explain what IS happening or HAS ALREADY happened<br />Predicting is a forecast of what WILL happen<br />PREDICTING<br />
  6. 6. The process of grouping items together that are alike in some way<br />MAKING MODELS<br />Creating representations of complex objects or processes<br />CLASSIFYING<br />
  7. 7. Scientists possess several attitudes:<br />Curiosity<br />Honesty <br />Open-Mindedness<br />Skepticism<br />Creativity <br />SCIENTIFIC ATTITUDES<br />