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SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM SOLVING. THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD: A systematic approach to problem solving. NATURE OF SCIENCE. Q. What is Science? Video: Scientific Method and Measurement. (00:00-17:56) Prefixes And Suffixes Used In Science. Preview The Textbook.

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Scientific problem solving

SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM SOLVING

THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD:

A systematic approach to problem solving.


Nature of science
NATURE OF SCIENCE

  • Q. What is Science?

  • Video: Scientific Method and Measurement. (00:00-17:56)

  • Prefixes And Suffixes Used In Science.

  • Preview The Textbook.

  • Hwk: 5 y/o neighbor science tour. 200-5,000 words


Step 1 identify the problem
Step 1: Identify the Problem

  • Observations in nature.

  • Questions from previous learning.

  • Imagination.

  • Separate the Problem From the Symptoms.


Step 2 research the problem
Step 2: Research the Problem

  • Books And Journals.

  • Interviews And Previous Experiments.

  • Prior Knowledge

  • Observations.

    • Footprints.

    • Observation Versus Inferences.

    • Film Canister Observations.

    • The Jackelope.

  • Hwk: Observations and Inferences.


Step 3 a predicted solution to the problem
Step 3: A Predicted Solution to the Problem.

  • Why is a hypothesis called an educated guess?

  • What is a hypothesis?

  • What is bias?


Step 4 test the hypothesis
Step 4: Test the Hypothesis

  • Observing and Recording Data.

    • Data Tables And Other Recordings.

    • Variables.

    • Control Group.

    • Measurement skills .

    • Video: Scientific Method and Measurement. (17:00 to end)

    • International Standard (SI)

    • Measurement Practice

  • Hwk: Measurement Skills


Step 5 analysis
Step 5: Analysis

  • Make sense of your data.

    • Hwk: Graphing Skills.

  • Does the Data Support Your Hypothesis?

    • It’s OK to be wrong. You learned.


Step 6 conclusions
Step 6: Conclusions

  • Communicate Your Analysis.

  • 7 steps foldable assignment.


Step 7 repeat the work
Step 7: Repeat the Work

  • Are the Results Repeatable?

  • Verify Your Conclusions.

  • Cabbage Juice Lab.


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