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Bio 106D, NOS 2, Week 1 Notes,

by: Lydia Laws

Bio 106D, NOS 2, Week 1 Notes, BIO*106*D

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This page of notes is a summary of NOS 2. It provides more and hopefully understandable information about science and the scientific method.
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lydia Laws on Friday September 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to BIO*106*D at Elon University taught by Kathleen Gallucci in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Biology: The Science of Life in Biology at Elon University.

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Date Created: 09/02/16
BIO 106D NOS2 8/31/16 Nature of Science 2: Science and the Scientific Method Baloney Detection Kit: Hypothesis vs. Prediction:  Hypothesis: it suggests an explanation about why a scientist may be correct about a potential outcome of an experiment. o Remember: The outcome cannot be pre-determined which is why we have to remember the word “tentative” o There has to be support for why a scientist thinks this, which makes it “falsifiable” and “testable”  Prediction: is a guess on what might happen based on a scientist’s observation. o Example: it is raining outside while the sun is out, therefore a rainbow might develop. Variables in Science: Variables have a cause and effective relationship. They are always changing  Independent: This variable is changed by the scientist. There can also only be one independent variable. o Example: Does light affect the rate at which flowers grows. The independent variable is the change of light to see what is most effective on the plants’ growth rate.  Dependent: These variables are what the focus of the study is on. In the previous example, the flowers’ growth rate is affected by the different levels of light on it.  Controlled: These are variables the scientist wants to remain constant, which would be a flower with no light on it. *See Analyzing Evidence to understand the different kinds on Moodle* Observation vs. Inference:  Observation: Is noting a fact about something by using your five senses (sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing)  Inference: Is an interpretation of what you are looking at (observing)


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