Observation of plants or animals in their natural environment
Physical or mathematical representation of an object or process
An organized procedure to study something under controlled conditions
Collection of data from the unregulated world for comparative purposes
Observe different bicylists riding down hills of varying steepness
Perform an experiment in a lab in which the angle of the ramp is controlled and the speed of a rolling cart is measured
Record the time it takes one bicyclist ot ride down hills of varying
Observe video of various objects rolling down hills and estimate the angle of the hill and the speed of the object.
Decreasing the amount of a gas decreases its temperature.
The volume of a gas increases when the temperature decreases
The volume of a gas decreases when the temperature descreases
Decreasing temperature decreases the volume of a gas because the molecules slow down
Sorting rocks by color and size
Measureing the height of a plant every day
Climbing to the top of a very tall mountain
Making notes about how many hours the sun shines each day
If the sun appears in the east, then I am in the Western Hemisphere
Why does the sun rise in the east?
The sun appears in the east because of Earth's rotation pattern
The sun rises in the east
It must be conducted in a big lab
It must be run by a university scientist
It must be able to be replicated by other scientists
It must be done with expensive equipment
Accept the statement as true because your friend knows about science.
Design an experiment to show whether the statement is correct or incorrect.
Believe the statement because it is written ina book, so you can trust it to be true.
Tell your friend that the statement makes no sense because color does not affect temperature.
Bronson's idea is aleady a scientific law.
Bronson's idea is not supported by scientific evidence.
Bronson's idea is a good guess that can be tested by experiments.
Bronson and his uncle are not scientists.
Scientific discoverises always lead to new technologies.
Scientists often respond ot the needs in our society.
Scientific advances are always made in the field of medicine.
Scientists may make discoveries that have no impact on society.
A publiciation that is 15 years old
A scientist who is trying to sell a new acne cream
Any place on google
A place that depends on its reputation - like a university site
All kinds of backgrounds and possess varied talents, interest, and goals.
Only people who take a lot of science classes
Making up good stories to support their data
Both a and b
They study the natural world and testable ideas
They do experiments
There is a lot of reading involved
Only certain people can be scientists
Theories, Models and Laws
Anything that you hear from a scientist who works at a university
Any hunch that you have.
A well supported explanation about the natural world.
The basis for the metric system
It is similar to a hypothesis that has not been tested.
A basic principle of nature that always occurs under certain conditions
Etternal and unchanging
The same as a law of society
Both a and b
Explain how solids react
Explain how liquids react
Models and theories
Be as good as a hunch
Be talked about by many people
Change and adapt with new information
Be used to support a thesis
So other people can ride your coat tails
For more money
To validate the findings; give it more support
They should not be replicated
Peer review and replication
Checking for it in a publication
Checking the sell by date
Having others do the same expeirment
Problem or questions
Problem or question
Plan and do an experiment
Plan and do an expeirment
All of them can be used
Conclusion / communicate results
Ask a question
Plan and do an experiment
Famine and starvation
They ask other people
They look it up in a book or on the internet
They don't know about the real world, who really does?
The make observations, have testable ideas, research, and collect empirical evidence