Exploring Science What is science? What are scientists? What do scientists do? What does it mean to think like scientists? What is inquiry? How is inquiry used in science?
The Scientific Method Identify a problem you would like to solve Formulate a hypothesis Test the hypothesis Collect and analyze the data--Record the data you collect from your experiment. Make conclusions
Looking at the Hypothesis What is the role of the hypothesis? What is the difference between a hypothesis, a theory, and a law? What are some theories and laws with which you are familiar?
How is the Scientific Method Reflected in Scientific Writing? Parts of a Scientific Journal Article: Title: What is the article is about Abstract: Summarizes the whole article Introduction: Establishes the area in which the research takes place, the research problem, the importance of the research, and the guiding question or hypothesis. Materials & Methods: Describes the research procedure Results: Reports the outcomes of the research procedure
How is Scientific Inquiry Reflected in Scientific Writing? Parts of a Scientific Journal Article (continued): Discussion: Interprets the results, explaining them and comparing them to the results of other experiments. Conclusion: Focuses the reader on what is important about the research, its contribution to the larger area of study. References: Lists the sources used in the article.