01.04 Discussion Based-Assessment.docx

01.04 Discussion Based-Assessment.docx

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Irene lainez 7/30/19 Ms.Brown 01.04 Discussion Based-Assessment 1.01: Exploring Life 1. What is biology? Biology is the study of how living organisms interact and function. It’s important because it focuses on the interactions of all living things. 2. What is the difference between science and pseudoscience? Science follows the scientific method and can be proven reliable through experimentation and pseudoscience is fake science. It does not follow the scientific method and cannot be proven reliable through experimentation. 3. What is needed for an idea to be scientifically reliable? For something to be scientifically reliable you have to ask the scientifically reliable questions. For example, “Has it been tested and observed numerous times by more than one group of scientists?” or “Is the study or data documented completely, and does it follow the scientific method?”. 4. What questions can be answered through science? Knowing how to answer a question through science is by not testing opinions but by designing an experiment and testing the question you were given. 5. What is the scientific method? The scientific method are steps for an experiment. 6. What are the steps of the scientific method? - ask a question - research what is known - form a hypothesis - test the hypothesis - analyze the results - draw conclusions 7. What are variables in an experiment? a. Independent b. Dependent c. Control 8. What is a law?
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