UNIT I - The Nature of Science and the Scientific Method:




UNIT TEXT: http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/whatisscience_01 (responsible for pgs 1-13)
ADDITIONAL READINGS:

http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/common.html

http://www.mathleague.com/help/metric/metric.htm


CLASSWORK/HOMEWORK FILES:

external image pdf.png safety_contract.pdf
external image msword.png lab write-up template.doc
20071210_ScientificMethod.png
20071210_ScientificMethod.png

external image msword.png LAB write-up guidelines.doc
external image pdf.png VARpt.1.pdf
external image msword.png Metric Conv Word Problems.doc
external image pdf.png Graphing Variables.pdf
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VOCABULARY COVERED:
science, facts, natural world, technologies, hypothesis, constant, range, independent variable, dependent variable, control, scientific method (see diagram to the right with 6 diff colored boxes), metric system
DISCUSSION TOPICS:
What is Science?
What can Science do? What can Science NOT do?
How does Science benefit the world?
What makes scientific discoveries stronger?
Are scientific ideas ever considered "finished"?
How do science and technology benefit each other?
What effect has technology had on science and what effect has science had on technology?
What does this quote mean in relation to science and our knowledge of the natural world: "So, in a sense, the more we know, the more we know what we don't yet know. As our knowledge expands, so too does our awareness of what we don't yet understand."
What are some rules you must follow in the during lab activities?