Nature of Science. Based on a Presentation by Randy L. Bell University of Virginia [email protected] What is Science?. Science Processes. Nature of Science. 3-Aspects of Science. Facts Concepts Models Laws Theories. Scientific Knowledge. Scientific Knowledge.
Science as a way of knowing
“The Practice of Science”
Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science
A: Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity that includes:
B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to "the scientific method."
C: Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry
D: Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things.
“Notice all the computations, theoretical scribblings, and lab equipment, Norm….Yes, curiosity killed these cats.”
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…