SCI100 - MidtermreviewF2010

SCI100 - MidtermreviewF2010 - Review Sheet for Midterm Exam...

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Review Sheet for Midterm Exam – Fall 2010 This list may not be all-inclusive, but should help you to get prepared for the exam. Remember, as always, feel free to see me if you have any questions or if you are unclear about anything on this review. Good luck! You should be able to do/explain the following: Topic: What is Science? · Describe the scientific method and, if given an appropriate scenario or question, design an experiment that follows this method. What is the purpose of science – what is science? - Observe Hypothesis Experiment Data Sig Results Conclusion · Explain what the types and purposes of controls are. - Controlled Variables: things we want to keep the same · Critique short experimental designs ( find possible scenarios on BB ) · Distinguish between dependent and independent variables. - Independent – the one you vary (x axis) - Dependent – what you are measuring (y axis) Why Study Water : Why is water important? Understand global water supply issues Is there a beginning or end to the hydrologic cycle? Explain. How is municipal drinking water treated? o
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