Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 1. What is science? I. What science...

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Chapter 1 1. What is science? I. What science is and is not 1. The goal of science is to investigate and understand the natural world, to explain events in the natural world, and to use those explanations to make useful predictions. 2. Science is an organized way of using evidence to learn about the natural world. II. Thinking like a scientist 1. Scientific thinking usually begins with observation, the process of gathering information about events or processes in a careful orderly way. OBSRVATION USUALLY INVOLVES USING THE SENSES. 2. The information gathered from observations is called data. There are two main categories of data. 3. Scientists may use date to make inferences. An inference is a logical interpretation based on prior knowledge or experience. III. Explaining and interpreting Evidence 1. After initial observations, the researchers will propose one or more hypotheses. A hypothesis is a proposed scientific explanation for a set of observations. Scientists generate hypothesis using prior knowledge, or what they already know; logical
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Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 1. What is science? I. What science...

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