NATURE OF SCIENCE What is science and how is it different form religion and philosophy? The Nature of Science Objectives: * describe the differences between observations and inferences and give examples. * discuss compare and contrast the concepts of scientific laws and theories. * discuss how scientists can use the same data to arrive at totally different ideas. The Nature of Science Vocabulary * Observations * Inferences * Laws * Theories The Nature of Science To be scientifically literate, science students should have deeper understandings of science that studying the Nature of Science (NOS) provides. Some Aspects of NOS * Scientific knowledge is tentative. * Scientific knowledge has basis in empirical evidence. * There is a difference between data and evidence. * Scientific laws and theories are separate kinds of scientific knowledge. * Scientific knowledge is based upon observations and inferences. * Scientific knowledge is heavily dependent upon theories.
- Spring '13
- Science, scientific knowledge