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Nature of Science (2010-11)


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Nature of Science (2010-11)

  1. 1. Welcome to Biology!
  2. 2. Describe the natural world To seek natural explanations for natural phenomena. What do Scientists Actually Do?
  3. 3. Make Observations – use the senses to gather and record information Collect Data – recorded observations Scientists…
  4. 4. There are two kinds of data: Quantitative – recorded measurements “ Quantity” counting charts graphs measuring numbers DATA
  5. 5. Qualitative – written descriptions “ The chimpanzees use sticks as tools to capture termites out of their nests and eat them.”
  6. 6. Inference – logical conclusion based on observations Making Inferences
  7. 7. <ul><li>Rules for Group Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>You must use the following words in your presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>Data: Qualitative and Quantitative </li></ul><ul><li>Inferences </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesis </li></ul>
  8. 8. Homework: General: Read section 1.3 & answer questions 1-5 Honors: Read sections 1.7-1.8, 3-2-1 the sections, & explain why the snake experiment is a controlled experiment Signed syllabus due Monday