{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

01_Science - Astronomy Scientific Theories Must be...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Astronomy
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Scientific Theories Must be Explanatory Predictive (testable) Scientific method – Make a hypothesis, test it, revise hypothesis, repeat. Results should be reproducible. Always open to modification!
Image of page 2
Experiment versus Observation Experiment Controlled environment Common in physics, chemistry, biology Observation Uncontrolled and limited Common in astronomy, sociology, etc.
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
How Science Operates Today Peer review! Scientists write up their hypotheses or experimental results and submit them to peer- reviewed journals.
Image of page 4
The Sciences Sociology, psychology, biology, chemistry, physics? Astrology, Scientology, UFOlogy? Astronomy? Mathematics?
Image of page 5

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
What does science have to say about the “dragon in the garage?”
Image of page 6
A Sense of Scale Space and time are enormous beyond reckoning! What we will be doing a lot of is stepping out of human scale Astronomers talk about large numbers in powers of ten…..
Image of page 7

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern