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