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WORD WALL
Sections 1 – 3
Key Terms & Info.
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WORD WALL
Thinking Like a Scientist!!!
Section 1
Pages 6-12
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What are five skills scientist use to
learn about the world?
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Observing
Inferring
Predicting
Classifying
Making Models
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What are inferences based on?
Reasoning from what you already know.
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What important attitudes do
successful scientist posses?
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Curiosity
Honesty
Open-mindedness
Skepticism
Creativity
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OBSERVING
Using one or more of your senses to gather
information.
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QUANTITATIVE OBSERVATIONS
Observations that deal with a number, or
amount.
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QUALITATIVE OBSERVATIONS
Observations that deal with descriptions that
cannot be expressed in numbers.
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INFERRING
Explaining or interpreting things you observe.
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PREDICTING
Making a forecast of what will happen in the
future based on experience or evidence.
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MAKING MODELS
Creating representations of complex objects or
processes.
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CLASSIFYING
The process of grouping together items that are
alike in some way.
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SCIENCE
A way of learning about the natural world.
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SKEPTICISM
An attitude of doubt.
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WORD WALL
Section 2
Pages 24 - 28
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EXPERIMENT
• An activity designed to test a hypothesis.
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CONTROLLED EXPERIMENT
• An experiment in which only one variable is
manipulated at a time.
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SCIENTIFIC METHOD PROCESS
• A way of thinking about nature involving the
use of certain skills to solve problems in an
orderly manner.
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DEPENDENT VARIABLE (D.V.)
• What is measured in the experiment.
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INDEPENDENT VARIABLE
(I.V.)
• What changes in the experiment.
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OBSERVATION
• Information collected from observation and
experiments.
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DATA
• Information collected during a scientific
experiment. Information must be recorded
and graphed.
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CONSTANT VARIABLE
• What stays the same in the experiment.
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HYPOTHESIS
• A possible answer to a question based on
gathered information.
• Example:
If the IV goes up or down then the DV will go up
or down.
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What does the HYPOTHESIS always
start with?
• If the IV goes up or down then the DV will go
up or down.
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What does the S.Q. always start with?
• WHAT is the effect of the IV on the DV?
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WORD WALL
Why Study Science?
Section 3
Pages 24 - 28
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SCIENTIFIC LITERACY
The knowledge and understanding of scientific
terms and principles required for evaluating
information, making personal decisions, and
taking part in public affairs.
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