Has your group signed
up for a presentation
         slot?
   http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/
          seminar3pres...
Have you met with
your ITF to discuss
  your project?
     fiona.lee@gmail.com
Today’s Goals
Today’s Goals

• To understand what consists a scientific
  presentation
Today’s Goals

• To understand what consists a scientific
  presentation
Today’s Goals

• To understand what consists a scientific
  presentation


• To draft an introduction to your scientific
  p...
What is a scientific
 presentation?
Scientific Presentation


A scientific presentation showcases
knowledge derived through a scientific
method
Scientific Method
Scientific Method

A method of procedure consisting in
Scientific Method

A method of procedure consisting in
• systematic observation,
  measurement, and experiment,
Scientific Method

A method of procedure consisting in
• systematic observation,
  measurement, and experiment,
• and the f...
Scientific Method

A method of procedure consisting in
• systematic observation,
  measurement, and experiment,
• and the f...
What is a scientific
 presentation?
What is a scientific
   presentation?
It should consist of the following:
What is a scientific
   presentation?
It should consist of the following:
• Introduction
What is a scientific
   presentation?
It should consist of the following:
• Introduction
• Methods & Results
What is a scientific
   presentation?
It should consist of the following:
• Introduction
• Methods & Results
• Discussion
What is a scientific
   presentation?
It should consist of the following:
• Introduction
• Methods & Results
• Discussion
•...
What is a scientific
   presentation?
It should consist of the following:
• Introduction
• Methods & Results
• Discussion
•...
Introduction
Introduction

• Presents the question the project aims to
  answer
Introduction

• Presents the question the project aims to
  answer
• Provides a brief background to the question
Introduction

• Presents the question the project aims to
  answer
• Provides a brief background to the question
• Offers ...
Methods & Results
Methods & Results


• Outlines the steps you took to test the
  hypothesis
Methods & Results


• Outlines the steps you took to test the
  hypothesis
• Presents the results you obtained
Discussion
Discussion


• Analyzes the results in relation to the
  hypothesis
Conclusion
Conclusion


• States whether hypothesis is affirmed,
  refuted or modified.
References
References


• A bibliography of ALL the materials
  (including images, graphs, charts etc.) you
  referred to in your pro...
Introduction
                  RECAP


• Presents the question the project aims to
  answer
• Provides a brief background ...
What makes a good
scientific question?
What makes a good
scientific question?
What makes a good
  scientific question?
• Has a narrow scope
What makes a good
  scientific question?
• Has a narrow scope
• Builds on what you already know and on
  what you can find o...
What makes a good
  scientific question?
• Has a narrow scope
• Builds on what you already know and on
  what you can find o...
What makes a good
  scientific question?
• Has a narrow scope
• Builds on what you already know and on
  what you can find o...
Refine the following question based on
           the 4 criteria given:



How has air quality changed over
             ti...
Group work
• Establish a topic of interest.
• Note down what you already know about
  the topic
• Develop a question for y...
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Scientific Method Workshop

  1. 1. Has your group signed up for a presentation slot? http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/ seminar3presentations/
  2. 2. Have you met with your ITF to discuss your project? fiona.lee@gmail.com
  3. 3. Today’s Goals
  4. 4. Today’s Goals • To understand what consists a scientific presentation
  5. 5. Today’s Goals • To understand what consists a scientific presentation
  6. 6. Today’s Goals • To understand what consists a scientific presentation • To draft an introduction to your scientific presentation
  7. 7. What is a scientific presentation?
  8. 8. Scientific Presentation A scientific presentation showcases knowledge derived through a scientific method
  9. 9. Scientific Method
  10. 10. Scientific Method A method of procedure consisting in
  11. 11. Scientific Method A method of procedure consisting in • systematic observation, measurement, and experiment,
  12. 12. Scientific Method A method of procedure consisting in • systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, • and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.
  13. 13. Scientific Method A method of procedure consisting in • systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, • and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses. New Oxford American Dictionary
  14. 14. What is a scientific presentation?
  15. 15. What is a scientific presentation? It should consist of the following:
  16. 16. What is a scientific presentation? It should consist of the following: • Introduction
  17. 17. What is a scientific presentation? It should consist of the following: • Introduction • Methods & Results
  18. 18. What is a scientific presentation? It should consist of the following: • Introduction • Methods & Results • Discussion
  19. 19. What is a scientific presentation? It should consist of the following: • Introduction • Methods & Results • Discussion • Conclusion
  20. 20. What is a scientific presentation? It should consist of the following: • Introduction • Methods & Results • Discussion • Conclusion • References
  21. 21. Introduction
  22. 22. Introduction • Presents the question the project aims to answer
  23. 23. Introduction • Presents the question the project aims to answer • Provides a brief background to the question
  24. 24. Introduction • Presents the question the project aims to answer • Provides a brief background to the question • Offers a hypothesis to the question
  25. 25. Methods & Results
  26. 26. Methods & Results • Outlines the steps you took to test the hypothesis
  27. 27. Methods & Results • Outlines the steps you took to test the hypothesis • Presents the results you obtained
  28. 28. Discussion
  29. 29. Discussion • Analyzes the results in relation to the hypothesis
  30. 30. Conclusion
  31. 31. Conclusion • States whether hypothesis is affirmed, refuted or modified.
  32. 32. References
  33. 33. References • A bibliography of ALL the materials (including images, graphs, charts etc.) you referred to in your project
  34. 34. Introduction RECAP • Presents the question the project aims to answer • Provides a brief background to the question • Offers a hypothesis to the question
  35. 35. What makes a good scientific question?
  36. 36. What makes a good scientific question?
  37. 37. What makes a good scientific question? • Has a narrow scope
  38. 38. What makes a good scientific question? • Has a narrow scope • Builds on what you already know and on what you can find out
  39. 39. What makes a good scientific question? • Has a narrow scope • Builds on what you already know and on what you can find out • Can be answered using the scientific method
  40. 40. What makes a good scientific question? • Has a narrow scope • Builds on what you already know and on what you can find out • Can be answered using the scientific method • Has important significance i.e. a high “so what?” value
  41. 41. Refine the following question based on the 4 criteria given: How has air quality changed over time?
  42. 42. Group work • Establish a topic of interest. • Note down what you already know about the topic • Develop a question for your scientific presentation • Evaluate the question based on the 4 criteria given

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