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Monday, 5 January 2015

What is Science?

L1 What is Science?

· Science as a body of knowledge that is acquired through systematic observations of the natural world around us
· Scientific mode of inquiry as used by scientists
· Scientific method as a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
· Examples of scientific discoveries
· Components of the Scientific Method – Designing, Implementing, Reporting and Evaluating

The Scientific Method
The scientific method is a process for experimentation that is used to explore observations and answer questions. Scientists use the scientific method to search forcause and effect relationships in nature. In other words, they design an experiment so that changes to one item cause something else to vary in a predictable way.

Just as it does for a professional scientist, the scientific method will help you to focus your science fair project question, construct a hypothesis, design, execute, and evaluate your experiment.

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