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What is Science

Nature of Science Sec 1.2

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Give examples of Sciences ( 4 basic areas) biology, chemistry, physics, earth science ...
What is scientific inquiry ( what are 2 parts associated with inquiry) development of explanations using a creativity rooted in unbiased observations and experimentation
What is a theory explanation of a natural phenomenon supported by many observations and experiments over time
What is true about most new findings in science they causes scientists to ask more questions that require additional research.... SCIENCE IS ONGOING.... IT IS NEVER DONE
Scientific fields are guided by research that undergoes constant REEVALUATION .. often leads to new knowledge that is evaluated
What is true about scientists and debate Scientists welcome debate... they attend meetings and discuss new development often disagreements occur and additional investigations are done to back up their claims
What is true about observations and experimentation in science they need to be unbiased
What does science do with new information as it is discovered it accomodates new information as it is discovered. Our understanding of various scientific topics increases
What kind of data is of interest to scientists data that is not consistent with current scientific understanding. Inconsistencies lead to more investigations.
What is true about claims made by scientists they are based on a large amount of data and observations
What is true about how the data and observations of scientific studies are obtained? they are obtained from unbiased investigations and carefully controlled experimentation
How do scientists reach conclusions conclusions are reached from evidence gathered from their invesigations ( large amounts of data)
What is true about scientific claims they must be tested and supported by evidence
What is peer review process by which the procedures and results of an experiment are evaluated by other scientist who are in the same field and conducting similar research ( this happens before science research is made public)
What measurement system is used by most scientists... It should make ? easier metric .. communication easier
What is the basis of the metric system give an example with meter, centimeter, millimeter, and kilometer... it is based on units with divisions that are powers of ten.. .... a meter is the base unit... and a centimeter is .01 of a meter (100 centimeters = 1 meter) ... a millimeter is .001 of a meter ( 1000 millimeters = 1 meter)... and kilo is 1000 meters..
What are the SI units most often used Meter for length, Gram for mass, and Liter for volume, second for time...
What is another name for the metric system The SI ( international system of Units)...
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