Thinking Like a Scientist<br />
Observation<br />7<br />
Observation<br />Using one or more of your senses to gather information<br />7<br />
Types of Observation<br />Quantitative<br />Qualitative<br /><ul><li>Using numbers (counting)
Descriptions (no numbers)</li></ul>7<br />
Inferring<br /><ul><li>Describes what you think is happening right now</li></ul>8<br />
Predicting<br /><ul><li>Describes what you think will happen next</li></ul>9<br />
Data Analysis<br />What do chimps eat?<br />Fruit, Seeds, Leaves, Meat, Insects, Blossoms, & Other<br />Eat more seeds or ...
Classifying<br /><ul><li>Process of grouping together items that are alike in some way</li></ul>10<br />
Models<br /><ul><li>Creating representations of complex objects or processes</li></ul>11<br />
Scientist Attitudes<br />Curiosity<br />Honesty<br />Open-minded/Skeptical<br />Creative<br />12<br />
Lab Notebook<br />Proper Heading (top right)<br />Name (first, last)<br />Science Lab Notebook<br />2008<br />Table of Con...
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Thinking Like A Scientist

  1. 1. Thinking Like a Scientist<br />
  2. 2. Observation<br />7<br />
  3. 3. Observation<br />Using one or more of your senses to gather information<br />7<br />
  4. 4. Types of Observation<br />Quantitative<br />Qualitative<br /><ul><li>Using numbers (counting)
  5. 5. Descriptions (no numbers)</li></ul>7<br />
  6. 6. Inferring<br /><ul><li>Describes what you think is happening right now</li></ul>8<br />
  7. 7. Predicting<br /><ul><li>Describes what you think will happen next</li></ul>9<br />
  8. 8. Data Analysis<br />What do chimps eat?<br />Fruit, Seeds, Leaves, Meat, Insects, Blossoms, & Other<br />Eat more seeds or leaves?<br />Percent of diet made up of blossoms, seeds, leaves, fruit, and insects?<br /> 97%<br />November is main termite fishing season…<br />9<br />
  9. 9. Classifying<br /><ul><li>Process of grouping together items that are alike in some way</li></ul>10<br />
  10. 10. Models<br /><ul><li>Creating representations of complex objects or processes</li></ul>11<br />
  11. 11. Scientist Attitudes<br />Curiosity<br />Honesty<br />Open-minded/Skeptical<br />Creative<br />12<br />
  12. 12. Lab Notebook<br />Proper Heading (top right)<br />Name (first, last)<br />Science Lab Notebook<br />2008<br />Table of Contents<br />TitlePage<br />Five Key Parts to All Labs iii<br />(bottom of each page write a page number)<br />i., ii., iii.<br />
  13. 13. Five Key Parts to All Labs<br />1. Objectives<br /> Why are you doing this?<br />2. Materials<br /> What supplies do you need?<br />3. Procedures/Methods<br /> How will you do it?<br />4. Results<br /> What happened? (OBSERVATIONS ONLY)<br />5. Conclusion<br /> What do the results mean (INFER)?<br /> What might you do next time (PREDICT)?<br />

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