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The scientific method v3

The Scientific Method

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The scientific method v3

  1. 1. How do we create knowledge<br />Earth rotates around the sun.<br />Water freezes at 32 degrees<br />Wearing seatbelts saves lives<br />A college education will result in greater life-long earnings.<br />Eating poppy seeds can cause you to fail a drug test.<br />Texting while driving is distracting.<br />
  2. 2. The Scientific Method<br />… a process for experimentation that is used to explore observations and answer questions.<br />
  3. 3. Why do we need it?<br />Methodical<br />Results based upon evidence rather than assumptions, opinions or beliefs.<br />Repeatable<br />
  4. 4. Mythbusters – Discovery Channel<br />Which is more efficient on a hot day? <br />Driving with windows down<br />Driving with windows up and air conditioning<br />
  5. 5. Mythbusters <br />Hypothesis<br />BackgroundResearch<br />Experiment<br />Analysis & Conclusion<br />
  6. 6. New Knowledge<br />It is more efficient to turn off the air conditioning and roll your window down on a hot summer day!<br />
  7. 7. Eli vs. Peyton Manning – Who’s Better?<br />Eli <br />Peyton<br />
  8. 8. How to decide? We need a hypothesis!!<br />Eli throws more touchdown passes than Peyton. <br />Peyton completes more passes than Eli. <br />Peyton dances better than Eli (<br />Eli has won more games than Peyton.<br />Peyton has started in more games than Eli.<br />Eli has won more “come-from-behind” games. <br />…. <br />
  9. 9. Eli is better looking than Peyton. <br />Peyton<br />Eli <br />(Untestable – personal opinion)<br />
  10. 10. Better ….<br />Peyton had a better Quarterback Rating in 2007-08 than Eli.<br />
  11. 11. Best …<br /><ul><li>Peyton had a better average Quarterback Rating over 2007-08 season than Eli.</li></ul>Conclusion:  This data shows Peyton Manning had a far superior QB rating than his younger brother Eli over the 2007-08 season. As the data shows Eli had a QB Rating of 77.16 while Peyton bested him by 13 points with a rating of 90.41.<br />