Nature of Science Diagram (Students will identify how technology is…
Nature of Science Diagram
Students will identify how technology is essential to science.
Scientists can use microscopes to look at smaller organisms.
The ability to look at small objects closely can lead to scientific breakthroughs.
Scientists can use high powered telescopes to look at distant planets or the space around us.
Using high powered telescopes to look at space may lead to scientists finding a new planet, star, or galaxy and possibly even a planet that could sustain life.
Scientists can use multiple different tools to measure distance , time, and speed.
Scientists use metric tapes and kilometer odometers to measure distance, and use clocks, watches, and atomic clocks to measure time. They use speedometers and spectrophotometers to measure speed.
Students will describe and/or analyze common methods and/or models used in different fields of study.
Inductive reasoning is a method of reasoning in which the premises are viewed as supplying evidence for the truth of the conclusion.
Hypothesis testing is the method of testing a hypothesis by comparing it with the null hypothesis.
Deductive reasoning is the process of reasoning from one or more statements to make reach a logically certain conclusion.
Students will identify the benefits and/or limitations of the use of scientific models.
Models are scaled versions of what they did or what is planned to happen,
A model is just a smaller version of what scientists used during an experiment.
Models may not be specific enough and cause problems for other scientists trying to replicate the experiment.
If the model is not specific, when scientists try to replicate the experiment, it might be flawed because of the model not being elaborate enough.
Models can be very detailed to help other scientists replicate the experiment.
If the model is very detailed, then the experiment can be repeated easily by other scientists.