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ear 105 2:28 - Ear 105 Continental Drift and Plate...

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Ear 105 Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics There is no single scientific method 1. experimentation- when variables can be isolated and manipulated 2. description- make detailed observation of natural phenomena. 3. Comparison- measure variables in different populations 4. Modeling- phy sical or mathematical models ……… Words can have very different meaning when applied to scientific or non-scientific situations. 1. theory- a logical, testable, and predictive explanation for a natural phenomena that is inferred from multipul lines of evidence. 2. Hypothesis- an inferred explanation of observations based on scientific knowledge, but more exploratory than a theory. 3. Law- an expression of a mathematical or descriptive relationship that occurs in nature. Science doesn’t work by proving anything. Instead, it develops and tests evidence to explain phenomena 1. theory- a logical, testable, and predictive expantation for a natural phenomena this is inferred from multiple lines of evidence.
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2012 for the course EAR 105 taught by Professor Ivany during the Spring '09 term at Syracuse.

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