ASTR 1110 book summary - ch.3.4

ASTR 1110 book summary - ch.3.4 - Astronomy Book Notes 3.4...

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Astronomy – Book Notes 3.4 The Nature of Science - The Idealized Scientific Method - Scientific Method: An organized approach to explaining observed facts through science. (see p.77-79; Figure 3.25) o Make observation o Ask a question o Suggest a Hypothesis – educated guess Hypothesis: A tentative model proposed to explain some set of observed facts, but which has not yet been rigorously tested and confirmed. Allows you to make a simple prediction o Make a prediction o Perform a test: experiment or additional observation Test supports hypothesis; make additional predictions and test them. Test does not support hypothesis; revise hypothesis or choose new one - Hallmarks of Science - Everything now considered to be science shares three basic characteristics – the “hallmarks” of science o Modern science seeks explanations for observed phenomena that rely solely on natural causes. o
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course ASTR 1110 taught by Professor Hornstein during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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ASTR 1110 book summary - ch.3.4 - Astronomy Book Notes 3.4...

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