“F IELD G EOLOGY ” 201 Your geology class is on a field trip to a fossil bed in Alberta, Canada. While exploring the site, you discover a slab of rock covered with interesting impressions. Your instructor invites the class to make observations and inferences about the imprints…
H OW D O S CIENTISTS E XPLORE THE N ATURAL W ORLD ? How do scientists explore the natural world? _________means using one or more of your senses to gather information. What tools do we use while observing? The 2 types of observations are: Explain the difference between them.
H OW D O S CIENTISTS E XPLORE THE N ATURAL W ORLD ? __________is the grouping together items that are alike in some way. __________involves creating representations of complex objects or processes. _________help people observe things that can’t be observed directly. When you explain or interpret things that you observe, you are_________. Inferences are based on what 2 things?
H OW D O S CIENTISTS E XPLORE THE N ATURAL W ORLD ? ____________means making a statement or a claim about what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence. Predictions and inferences are related. While________are attempts to explain what has already happened,____________are forecasts about what will happen.
H OW D O S CIENTISTS E XPLORE THE N ATURAL W ORLD ? ___________involves evaluating observations and data to reach a conclusion about them. What skills to people use when carrying out a scientific investigation?
K EY V OCABULARY Science Observing Quantitative observation Qualitative observation Classifying Inferring Predicting Analyzing