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What do physical scientists study to learn about the world?
Describe an experience in science from previous years that involved observing and then making an inference or prediction from the observations.
Science Standard 8.9: Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.
observing: using one or more senses to gather information. inferring: explain your observations. predicting: making a forecast of what will happen in the future based on evidence. chemistry: study of the properties of matter and how matter changes. physics: study of matter, energy, motion, and forces, and how they interact.
What are three skills scientists use to learn more about the world? observing, inferring, predicting Explain the differences between qualitative and quantitative observations? qualitative, no numbers or measurements; quantitative, measurements
What are inferences based on? reasoning from what you already know What are the two main areas that physical science is divided into? chemistry and physics
Name three skills that scientists use to learn more about the natural world. observing, inferring, and predicting How do observing and inferring differ? Observations are information gathered using senses. Inferences are explanations of the things you have observed.
EXTENSION Write a detailed SUMMARY of the section and complete the UNANSWERED QUESTIONS section of your notes. Choose two of the remaining Depth & Complexity ICONS in your notes and explain how they relate to this section.
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