Presentation on theme: "THE NATURE OF SCIENCE CHAPTER 1 SECTION 1. SCIENCE JOURNAL Open your book to page 4. Read the title, section headings and main ideas. Read the Yellow."— Presentation transcript:
SCIENCE JOURNAL Open your book to page 4. Read the title, section headings and main ideas. Read the Yellow box: Science at work Complete the Science Journal: Describe the most interesting science activity you’ve done. Identify as many parts of the scientific process used in the activity as you can.
SCIENCE IN SOCIETY Science: a way or process used to investigate what is happening around you. Can provide answers to questions
SCIENCE IS NOT NEW Early scientists used observations to answer questions they had about what was happening around them. Observations use sight, touch, smell, taste, and hearing. (senses) Senses can be misleading Scientists observe, investigate, and experiment to find answers.
SCIENCE IS A TOOL Science can be used to compare how people tracked the source of cholera in the past, and how they are tracking E. Coli now.
USING PRIOR KNOWLEDGE Scientists use prior experience to predict what will occur in investigations. Scientists form theories when their predictions have been well tested. Theory: an explanation supported by facts. Laws: rules that describe a pattern in nature (gravity is an example).
USING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Scientists use skills and tools to find similarities and differences. Computers are used to analyze data Technology is the application of science to make products or tools that people can use.
SCIENCE SKILLS Observing Classifying Interpreting data & many more…
OBSERVATION AND MEASUREMENT 3 skills scientists use are observing measuring and comparing and contrasting. Observations and measurements go hand in hand. Comparing: looking for similarities Contrasting: looking for differences.
COMMUNICATION IN SCIENCE Scientists use several methods to communicate their observations Results and conclusions are often reported in published scientific journals/magazines.
SCIENCE JOURNAL Include … Observations Plans for investigation Procedures Materials Drawings Results Measurements Problems that occurred Questions you have/ possible solutions Summarize data with charts, tables, & graphs.
QUESTIONS: DUE TOMORROW MORNING 1.Define Science, Observation, and Technology. 2.Why do you think senses may be misleading? 3.What is the difference between a theory and a law? 4.Determine what some skills used in science are. Name one science skill that you have used today. 5.Give a real life example of comparing and contrasting.