LEC 1 Ch 1 SPRG 08

LEC 1 Ch 1 SPRG 08 - 1. The Earth System. 1. Science as a...

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Unformatted text preview: 1. The Earth System. 1. Science as a process. 3. Earths shape and surface. 4. The geologic record. 5. The layers of the Earth. Todays Lecture Topics Chapter 1: The Earth System Chapter 1 The Earth System Chapter 1 The Earth System Chapter 1 The Earth System Chapter 1 The Earth System Chapter 1 The Earth System T r e n c h V o l c a n i c A r c Chapter 1 The Earth System N S N S 1. Science as a process The goal: Explain how the universe works. 1. Science as process a) Observation and experimentation. 1. Science as process a) Observation and experimentation. a) Development of a hypothesis or multiple hypotheses as tentative explanation(s) of the observations. 1. Science as process a) Observation and experimentation. a) Development of a hypothesis or multiple hypotheses as tentative explanation(s) of the observations. c) Experimentation (testing) to eliminate hypotheses or revise them. Successful hypotheses can be used to make predictions about a natural system. 1. Science as process a) Observation and experimentation. a) Development of a hypothesis or multiple hypotheses as tentative explanation(s) of the observations. c) Experimentation (testing) to eliminate hypotheses or revise them. Successful hypotheses can be used to make predictions about a natural system. d) A hypothesis that withstands testing becomes a theory . 1. Science as a process a) Observation and experimentation. Example : Eratosthenes and shadows on a summer day. SUN North Pole E q u a t o r Summer Solstice 1. Science as a process a) Observation and experimentation. Example : Eratosthenes and shadows on a summer day. SUN North Pole E q u a t o r Summer Solstice (June 21, 250 B.C.) Aswan, Egypt a) Observation and experimentation. Example : Eratosthenes and shadows on a summer day. SUN North Pole E q u a t o r Summer Solstice (June 21, 250 B.C.) Alexandria, Egypt Aswan, Egypt 1. Science as a process a) Observation and experimentation. Example : Eratosthenes and shadows on a summer day....
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LEC 1 Ch 1 SPRG 08 - 1. The Earth System. 1. Science as a...

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