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1 The Nature of Science

2 What is Science??? Science is a particular way of understanding the natural world.

3 How do we do science?

4 Through the scientificmethod

5 Scientific method 1.) Ask a question, pose a problem, or make an observation

6 Scientific method 2.) Develop a hypothesis Because ___________________ Your prediction here!!! If then Why do you think that?

7 Scientific method 3.) Create an experiment

8 Scientific method 4.) Collect and analyze data

9 Scientific method 5.) Draw conclusions

10 Drops on a Penny Lab The objective of this lab is to see how many drops of water can be placed on the head of a penny without spilling a drop.

11 Problem: Materials: Hypothesis: Procedure: Data: On a separate sheet of paper please identify and record the following: make your best guess about what will happen based upon previous experience describe your procedure and be specific, but make sure to get the maximum number of drops on the penny explain what you are trying to figure out do multiple trials (at least 5) until your results are all close to each other--present the data in a table what did you use?

12 Discussion Questions 1.) What are the variables in this lab? What is a variable anyway? 2.) Was your hypothesis correct? Why or why not? 3.) How would you change your procedure to get better results?


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