Thursday, October 27 Lecture

Thursday, October 27 Lecture - Understanding Scientific...

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Understanding Scientific Theories §2.1-2.12
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Tasks for Thursday, October 27 Review Questions The Program for Evaluating Theoretical Hypotheses (§2.8) The case of inconclusive data (§2.10) Crucial Experiments (§2.11) Model Development (§2.12) Break Climate Change and the Nature of Science by Jon Stewart Classroom Activity
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Review Questions What are the four components of a scientific episode? What are the three different kinds of models? What is the difference between a scientific theory and a hypothesis? What is the difference between a model, and a hypothesis? Do prediction always involve telling the future?
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Six Step Program for Evaluating Part I – Understanding the episode Step 1. Real world aspects that are focus of the study Step 2. Find the theoretical model that is to be fitted with the real world Step 3. What does the model predict? Step 4.
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