discussion2 - Last weeks topics lab reflections: Scientific...

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Last weeks topics – lab reflections: Scientific Method Idea : Use observations to predict the future Definition: A scientific method consists of the collection of reproducible data through observation , and the formulation and testing of scientific models which predict these observations. Uncertainties Design Flaws, Measurement Uncertainty, Chaos ( waterwheel ) Testing Hypothesis is correct, if model prediction is within the error bar.
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This weeks topic: -Understanding Base Concepts Reflections on the lab: -Customary Units / SI Units Outlook: - Solids / Fluids / Gases
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What is Understanding? Student responses: -  
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Understanding Definition: To understand = being able to translate Antonym: being confused Understanding Spanish = being able to translate from and to English Practical Understanding of Physics = match real world phenomena with Physics concepts Conceptual networks:
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Understanding a base concept = Matching a base concept with a real world phenomena (practical understanding) Relating a base concept to more abstract concepts (abstract understanding, theoretical understanding) Translating a base concept into algebra (mathematical understanding) And so on
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What is a concept? Answer: Topic #1, Concept, Concept Icon 1. Objective (brief)- create a relation to a very well known concept:
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