Presentation on theme: "What is Science? Review This slide show will present a question, followed by a slide with an acceptable answer. For some questions, there is a definite."— Presentation transcript:
1 What is Science?ReviewThis slide show will present a question, followed by a slide with an acceptable answer.For some questions, there is a definite correct answer. For other questions, several answers may be correct.
2 What is SCIENCE?There are several correct answers to this question; list as many as you can.
3 What is SCIENCE? A way to answer questions & solve problems How we understand the world around usA way or process used to investigate what is happening around youIt provides possible answers
4 We answer scientific questions & solve problems with 2 types of research. What are the two types?
5 We answer scientific questions and solve problems with 2 types of research. What are the two types? Descriptive ResearchExperimental Research
7 Describe DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH Based mainly on ObservationsUsed when experiments are impossible to performInvolves the following:Stating the research objectiveDescribing the research designEliminating bias
9 Describe EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH Experimental research includes investigations that:Have variablesTest hypothesesMay have a control or control groupIs a set of planned stepsTests one variable at a time
25 Explain how to RECORD DATA Data TablesA way to record results and observations accuratelyHave a descriptive titleDivided into columns & rowsShows the independent variableProvides a place to record the dependent variable
26 How do scientists COMMUNICATE the results of their work?
27 How do scientists COMMUNICATE the results of their work? Reported in scientific journalsScience journalsPresentations to other scientists
33 Define HYPOTHESISA statement that can be tested by conducting an experimentPrior knowledge, new information, observations can be used to form a hypothesis
34 Why are REPEATED TRIALS necessary in an experiment?
35 Why are REPEATED TRIALS necessary in an experiment? To make sure results are validThe more trials conducted, the more likely the results are reliableTo make sure a “fluke” is not considered the true result
43 What is the PROCEDURE for the Start of Class? 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 bulletin board to the right of the door.Read the instructions of the television / overhead projector and follow the directions.