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1 Welcome to science 8/29 What is science? Find your seat and answer the following question in the space provided on your handout:What is science?Make sure you use complete sentences. Write your best answer, we simply want to know what you think science is.Do not go past this question!
2 Today's Schedule 1. Science News 2. Answering questions 3. What is science?4. Begin Ch. 1 Section 2:The Scientific Method5. Scientific Method ActivityDon’t forget books covered by tomorrow.
3 Answering Questions Open your book to page 11 1. List three branches of Earth Science.Volcanology, seismology, paleontology3. List and describe three Earth-science careers.Oceanographer-study waves and ocean currents. Could also study plants and animals that live in oceans
4 What is science?Science is an intellectual activity carried on by humans that is designed to discover information about how the natural world works.
5 What is science? 1543- The Earth moves around the sun 1969- NASA sends a man to the moon1911- The continents were once joinedtogether in a single land massst Dinosaur fossils discoveredst human body dissectedHow were all of these discoveries made?
6 1543- How did Copernicus discover that the Earth moves around the sun?
7 1969- How was NASA able to build a rocket to send a man to the moon?
8 1911- How did scientists discover that the continents were possibly once joined together?
9 1820- How did scientists discover the first dinosaur fossils?
10 1538- How were scientists able to dissect the first human bodies?
11 What is science? 1543- The Earth moves around the sun 1969- NASA lands on the moon1911- The continents were once joinedtogether in a single land massst Dinosaur fossils discoveredst human body dissectedHow were all of these discoveries made?
12 I. What is the Scientific Method? A. It is a series of steps that scientists use to answer questions and solve problems.
13 II. Steps of the Scientific Method 1. Make an observation2. Ask a question about the observation3. Form a hypothesis to investigate the question4. Conduct experiments to test the hypothesis5. Analyze the results of the experiment6. Draw conclusions from the experiments7. Communicate the results
14 III. Using the Scientific Method Joe just bought an aquarium for his room. He filled the aquarium with water from the kitchen faucet. He put goldfish and guppies in the aquarium. Several days later, Joe noticed that all the guppies were dying but the goldfish were surviving. Put the steps of the scientific method to use in order to explain why this was happening.
15 Welcome to scienceAs you find your seat get out the Unit 1 Section 1 Notes on the Scientific Method that we started yesterday and all you people who do not watch the news prepare to be informed.1. What’s going on in the world of Science?2. Finish Unit 1 Section 1 Fill-in notes3. Scientific Method ActivityToday's Schedule
16 BrainPop!Watch this short video on the scientific method and answer the questions on your paper.1. According to Tim & Moby, what is the scientific method?2. What does Moby observe?3. What is the question that Moby asks about his observation?4. What is the hypothesis that Tim & Moby come up with?
17 BrainPop!5. Describe the experiment that Tim & Moby design to test their hypothesis? They have 4 healthy fig plants. Each plant will receive the same amount of light. The only variable is that each plant will receive a different amount of water. Plant 1 will get no water. Plant 2 will get water everyday. Plant 3 will get water three times a week. And, plant 4 will get water once a week. The experiment will last one month.6. After one month the results of the experiment are analyzed. What are the results?Plant Plant Plant Plant 4-7. What is the conclusion that Tim & Moby end up with?8. What is the last step Tim & Moby must complete in order to finish the scientific method?
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