Presentation on theme: "What is Science?. Competency Goal 1: The learner will design and conduct investigations to demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry.. –1.03."— Presentation transcript:
Competency Goal 1: The learner will design and conduct investigations to demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry.. –1.03 Apply safety procedures in the laboratory and in field studies: Recognize potential hazards. Manipulate materials and equipment. Conduct appropriate procedures. –1.05 Analyze evidence to: Explain observations. Make inferences and predictions. Develop the relationship between evidence and explanation. –1.06 Use mathematics to gather, organize, and present quantitative data resulting from scientific investigations: Measurement. Analysis of data. Graphing. Prediction models. –1.08 Use oral and written language to: Communicate findings. Defend conclusions of scientific investigations. –1.09 Use technologies and information systems to: Research. Gather and analyze data. Visualize data. Disseminate findings to others. –1.10 Analyze and evaluate information from a scientifically literate viewpoint by reading, hearing, and/or viewing: Scientific text. Articles. Events in the popular press.
What is SCIENCE? There are several correct answers to this question; list as many as you can.
A way to answer questions & solve problems How we understand the world around us A way or process used to investigate what is happening around you It provides possible answers What is SCIENCE?
We answer scientific questions & solve problems with 2 types of research. What are the two types?
We answer scientific questions and solve problems with 2 types of research. What are the two types? 1.Descriptive Research 2.Experimental Research
Based mainly on Observations Used when experiments are impossible to perform Involves the following: –Stating the research objective –Describing the research design –Eliminating bias Describe DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH
Data Tables A way to record results and observations accurately Have a descriptive title Divided into columns & rows Shows the independent variable Provides a place to record the dependent variable Explain how to RECORD DATA
How do scientists COMMUNICATE the results of their work?
Reported in scientific journals Science journals Presentations to other scientists How do scientists COMMUNICATE the results of their work?
Come into the room and sit in your assigned seat. Read the AGENDA and copy assignments into your agenda. The agenda is located on the white board to the left of the door. Read the instructions of the overhead projector and follow the directions.