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1.4a The Scientific Process Is Cyclic

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SUMMARY

Science is a way of learning about our natural environment. It is a cyclical process involving observations, questions, hypotheses, predictions, and tests. This video also addresses the scientific attitude and how science is very much a human activity. Duration: 11:40.

 

VIDEO CHECK QUESTIONS

1. Can you be curious without doing science?
2. Can you do science without being curious?
3. How is doing science like climbing?

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1. Can you be curious without doing science?
[The moment you start being curious, is the moment you have begun the path of the scientific method. So, there's a case to be made that you cannot be curious without doing science.]
2. Can you do science without being curious?
[Science is about finding out how things work. For most humans, the motivation for doing science is curiosity. There could be situations, however, where a human is doing science not because he or she is curious, but because he or she is being forced to find out how things work. For example, you might be doing a laboratory that you're not interested in, but are required to do it for a grade. In short, if you want to have fun doing science, do your best to tap into your innate curiosity about your environment.]
3. How is doing science like climbing?
[Climbing takes some effort, just as performing science takes some effort. The higher you climb, however, the more you see of your surroundings. Likewise, the more you study science, the deeper your perspective on the universe.]

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