Chapter 3 - 3.1 Science and Critical Thinking Science - is...

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3.1 Science and Critical Thinking Science - is an attempt to discover order in nature and use that knowledge to make predictions about what is likely to happen in nature. Primary goal is to 1. connect and explain certain scientific data, and 2. lead to useful predictions about what is likely to happen in nature. Scientific Hypothesis – must explain scientific date and phenomena and make predictions tat can be tested by further experiments. - Model - approximate representation or simulation of a system being studied. - Scientific Theory – verified, highly reliable, and widely accepted - Scientific or Natural Law – what happens in nature over and over the same way. a. Variables or factors influence most processes or parts of nature that scientists seek to understand. - Controlled experiment – isolates and studies of a single variable 1. Single Variable Analysis is done by using 2 groups: The Experimental Group, and Control group. 2. Multivariable Analysis is done and it usually involves mathematical models. Inductive Reasoning –
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