SCI207wk 1 assignment 2

SCI207wk 1 assignment 2 - Chapter Questions Week 1 Chapter...

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Chapter Questions - Week 1 Chapter 1: Text Practice Quiz Questions 4, 8 and 11. 4. Describe the steps in the scientific method. 1) Ask a Question: The scientific method starts when you ask a question about something that you observe: How, What, When, Who, Which, Why, or Where? 2) Do Background Research: Rather than starting from scratch in putting together a plan for answering your question, you want to be a savvy scientist using library and Internet research to help you find the best way to do things and insure that you don't repeat mistakes from the past. 3) Construct a Hypothesis: A hypothesis is an educated guess about how things work: "If _____[I do this] _____, then _____[this]_____ will happen." 4) Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment: Your experiment tests whether your hypothesis is true or false. It is important for your experiment to be a fair test. You conduct a fair test by making sure that you change only one factor at a time while keeping all other conditions the same. 5) Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion: Once your experiment is complete, you collect your measurements and analyze them to see if your hypothesis is true or false. 6) Communicate Your Results: To complete your science fair project you will communicate your results to others in a final report and/or a display board. Professional scientists do almost exactly the same thing by publishing their final report in a scientific journal or by presenting their results on a poster at a scientific meeting. 8. Distinguish between utilitarian conservation and biocentric preservation name two environmental leaders associated with each of these philosophies. Utilitarian conservation is using all of our resources we have available to us right now in a careful way. Biocentric preservation is the belief that all living organisms have an inaliable right to life. Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot were utilitarian conservationist. John Muir and Aldo Leopold were two biocentric conservationist. 11. Describe some signs of hope in overcoming global environmental problems. The first real sign of hope was that insurance companies started to assess the risk of possible global warming problems. While this may sound bad it was actually great. It meant that insurance rates would increase. Once you affect the amount of money big business will earn they start to pay attention. The world is filled with intelligent people. The word is out that the environment matters and needs to be cared for, and at the bottom level people are worried about it. This is beautiful and creates change because business doesn't want to lose profits and politicians don't want to lose their jobs. Discussion Questions
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course SCIENCE 207 taught by Professor Reale during the Fall '11 term at Ashford University.

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SCI207wk 1 assignment 2 - Chapter Questions Week 1 Chapter...

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