Biology 10 Week 1 Notes
Biology 10 Week 1 Notes Biol 10
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Date Created: 08/20/16
Wed- 8/24 Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:00 PM Week's Topic: Scientific Thinking Important Points: Complicated & Continuous Process Today's Topics: "Is It Science?" Checklist Scientific Method Is It Science? Summary Science is a very complicated process The Scientific Method is not so step-by-step as it is a continuous process Checklist to determine if something is scientific Astrology is NOT scientific Topic #1: Why take this class • Science is a way of learning • Useful for everyone • Make informed decisions • Health • Food • Vaccines Topic #2: What is Science? • A process ○ Generating new knowledge about the natural world • Body of Knowledge • About the natural world (facts, theories, laws) Sub-Topic #1: Scientific Process • Heart: Test Ideas • Complex process • Many routes into the process • No end to the process, continuous • Gather Data Reject or support hypothesis Make new assumptions Make new hypotheses • Scientists do not work alone • Make observations • Scientific communityensures accuracy Peer review Replicate experiments Sub-Topic #2: "Is It Science?" Check List • Focuses on the natural world No religion • Aims to explain & understand the natural world • Aims to explain & understand the natural world • Uses testable ideas • Relies on evidence • Involves the scientific community • Leads to ongoing research • Benefits from scientific behavior Sub-Subtopic #1: Is AstrologyScientific? Study of planets, stars, moon affect behavior Predicts personality & current events Survey of 100,000undergrads 78% said very or sort of scientific 25% Americans believe in astrology The Test □ Focuses on the natural world □ Aims to explain the natural world □ Uses testable idea □ BUT: it cannot accurately predict outcomes
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