Thinking Like a Scientist. What is Science?. 1. Observing. Using your sense to gather information See, taste, touch, feel, hear 1. Qualitative 2. Quantitative. Dealing with “quality” or descriptions that can’t be numbers. Ex: blue, chilly, sour.
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Thinking Like a Scientist
What is Science?
Dealing with “quality” or descriptions that can’t be numbers. Ex: blue, chilly, sour
Dealing with numbers. Ex: 8 books, 4 inches long, 10 miles away
Ex: Your dog is barking. He usually barks when someone is at the door. You observe the barking, and then you INFER that someone is at the door. You may be wrong! Perhaps a squirrel just ran by the window or you dog wants to be let outside.
Ex: You predict your dog will bark the next time a squirrel runs by the window. However, maybe he will not care about the next squirrel!