Geol 101 Scientific Method

Geol 101 Scientific Method - Geol 101 Scientific Method...

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Geol 101 Scientific Method  13/09/2007 14:31:00 Historical Geography Chronology of events Past to Present When Dinos walked? Physical Geography Understanding the processes and materials of Earth? How? Why? Rates of Processes Plates  o 1-10 cm/yr How do you go about discovering processes? Paths to discovery Curiosity Problems Boredom Hypothesis Scientific Method      - (Geologist approach to research and discovery) Steps: o Observe and Measure
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Earth’s Shadow; Ships o Form A Hypothesis  (A plausible but unproven, explanation) Earth is Round o Test Hypothesis Compare predictions with new observations  If True Then Ex. Sun rays would hit earth parallel o Formulate a Theory A generalization about natural phenomena  o Form a Law of Principle Statements that some natural phenomenon is invariable  observed to happen in the same way o Reexamine (Most Important) In Class Exercise: Observation o 1700’s Continents fit together Hypothesis o 1858 Continents moved apart (Contenental Drift)  Tests
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