Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 3

Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 3 - 2.5 Notes 5 Changes...

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APES Ch. 3 Notes- The Big Picture: Systems of Change 3.1 Notes 1. Systems and Feedback a. Scientific Proof i. Disprovability - the essence of the scientific method, a statement can be said to be scientific if someone can state a method by which it could be disproved. 3.2 Notes 2. Exponential Growth a. Measurements i. Measurement is only an approximation. ii. Numbers and statistical analysis visualizes relationships in graphs and make predictions. iii. You must know the certainty of the measurement. 2.3 Notes 3. Environmental Unity a. General Information i. Observations- the basis of science, may be made through any of the five senses or by instruments that measure beyond what we can sense. ii. Inference- a generalization that arises from a set of observations. iii. Fact - when what is observed about a particular thing is agreed on by all, or almost all. 2.4 Notes 4. Uniformitarianism a. General Information i. Use critical thinking and the scientific method to test a hypothesis.
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Unformatted text preview: 2.5 Notes 5. Changes and Equilibrium in Systems a. General Information i. Scientific Theory- a grand scheme that relates and explains many observations and is supported by a great deal of evidence. 2.6 Notes 6. Earth and Life a. General Information 2.7 Notes 7. Earth as a Living System a. General Information i. Clear statement, scientific information, alternative courses of action, predict positive and negative consequences with probability, weigh alternatives and choose. 2.8 Notes 8. Ecosystems a. General Information i. Study science with an open mind and critically rather than simply memorizing facts. ii. Observe and interpret science and question the material. 2.9 Notes 9. Why Solving Environmental Problems Is Often Difficult a. General Information i. Media reports on many different categories of scientific issues. ii. It’s important to know which category (clear interpretation)....
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Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 3 - 2.5 Notes 5 Changes...

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