The Scientific Method and Good Science Have you ever had a problem that you needed to solve, or a question that you needed the answer to? Scientists have this dilemma all of the time and use the scientific method to solve problems and answer questions. For this week's Application, you will be asked to think about a time in your life when you may have used the Scientific Method to answer a problem. Questions about this assignment? Post them in the Ask the Instructor area under Course Home. That way, everyone in the class will see, and benefit from, the Instructor's response. To prepare for this Application: • Review the scientific method and what makes good science on pages 10 – 13 of the course text, The Good Earth . Also review Institute for Inquiry http://www.exploratorium.edu/IFI/about/philosophy.html and How the Scientific Method Works http://science.howstuffworks.com/scientific-method.htm . • Consider the role of critical thinking and using the scientific method in an earth science class and everyday
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course PHSC 1001 taught by Professor Gabrielclay during the Fall '09 term at Walden University.