What is Science What is Science Mrs Hansell by fjzhangxiaoquan

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									What is Science?

   Mrs. Hansell
    Biology I
              Objective
• To define what is and what is not
  science.
• SC.912.N.2.1
• SC.912.N.2.2
              Science
• Organized way of using evidence to
  explain the natural world.
         Goals of Science
• A.) Understand natural world
• B.) Explain events in natural world
• C.) Use explanations to make
  predictions
          Science Checklist
         (How scientific is it?)
•   ( ) Focuses on natural world
•   ( ) Aims to explain natural world
•   ( ) Testable
•   ( ) Relies on evidence
•   ( ) Involves scientific community
•   ( ) Leads to research
•   ( ) Benefits from scientific behavior
     Is Animal Psychology
           Science?
• Animal Psychology
• Yes
     Disguised as Science
• Astrology
• Supernatural science
• Religion
        What science is not…
•   Does not make moral judgments
•   Does not make aesthetic judgments
•   Tell you how to use scientific knowledge
•   Draw conclusions about supernatural

								
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