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Lab 1: Doing Science
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Who are these “Scientists”? White lab coat, test tube users, rat killers…
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Who are these “Scientists”? Messy hair, sandals with socks, lots of pens???
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Who are these “Scientists”? Scientists are people who use The Scientific Method We are all scientists!
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Science: What is it? Science is using logic, observation and experimentation to understand the world around us (or within us!) Biology is the natural science that deals with the study of living things. Learning Science – Starts invariably with OBSERVATION
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Steps of The Scientific Method 1. Observation(s) - Question? - Background Research 2. Hypothesis 1. Testing/Experimentation - Observations 4. Conclusion(s)
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Observation You observe some phenomenon and want to know why/how/when/where it happens Based on Empirical Data (both observable and measurable)
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Formulating a Hypothesis Dealing with the “why” questions Hypothesis must be able to be proven wrong (falsifying)
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