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Chapter Questions - Chapter Questions for Week 1 Mindi Barker Chapter 1 4 Describe the steps in the scientific method First you have to find a

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Chapter Questions for Week 1: Mindi Barker Chapter 1: 4. Describe the steps in the scientific method. First you have to find a question and state the question. Once you have a question, you will need to do research or make observations to help you determine what you think might be the answer. Next you have to state a hypothesis, which is your guess at the answer to your original question. Next, you will need to do an experiment to test your hypothesis. During your experiment you will record all data and observations. Once you have completed your experiment it is time to analyze your data and draw a conclusion as to whether your hypothesis was correct or incorrect. The final step is to state that conclusion with explanations about why it was correct or incorrect and some suggestions about the experiment. 8. Distinguish between utilitarian conservation and biocentric preservation. Name two environmental leaders associated with each of these philosophies. The utilitarian conservation idea is based on utilitarianism: the greatest good for the most people. That means that resources should be used in a way that benefits the most people, or in this case the most of the whole world and environment included, in the best way possible. Biocentric preservation, on the other hand, would disagree with many of the practices in utilitarian conservation because it is based on the core belief that all living things have a right to live their natural lives and that nature should not be disturbed by humans simply for our own gain. Utilitarian conservation was headed by Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot. Biocentric preservation was led by John Muir and Aldo Leopold (Oris, 2011). Oris, J.T. (2011). Understanding Our Environment. Retrieved May 25, 2011 from http://zoology.muohio.edu/oris/cunn06/cs6_01.htm 11. Describe some signs of hope in overcoming global environmental problems. Some signs of hope include the success of recycling programs and other reusable programs. Also, the “green” movement has people always looking at the environmental impact of what they are doing and buying. This means that people are more aware of the impact of certain products and are taking actions to avoid some of them, and also that they are more aware of things like energy conservation and not using fossil fuels. Also, the advent of many new renewable energy
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course SCI 207 taught by Professor Blume during the Spring '10 term at Ashford University.

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Chapter Questions - Chapter Questions for Week 1 Mindi Barker Chapter 1 4 Describe the steps in the scientific method First you have to find a

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