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Scientific Inquiry by Mind Map: Scientific Inquiry
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Scientific Inquiry

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Methods of finding out new knowledge

read books

conduct experiments

observe phenomenon in everyday life

surf the internet

check with friends or experts

skills for doing experiments

posing questions

why, what, where, which,when,how

observing

collect info about the world

require the use of 5 senses, limited, unreliable, subjective

followed by patterns searching

measuring

length, temperature, time, mass, weight, volume, pH, current, voltage

communicating

modes : talking, listening, and wrting

purposes : share ideas, learn from others, build on others' ideas

ways : writing sentences, drawing diagrams, using tables, graphs or charts, keep diary, journal or logbook, tapes and photographs

inferring

predicting

drawing conclusions

hypothesizing

making models

formulating and testing hypotheses

classifying and sequencing

defining, controlling and manipulating variable in experimentation

interpreting, analysing and evaluating data

use of skills

to carry out complex tasks

plan and carry out investigations

formulating and testing hypotheses

creative problem solving

using charts and graphs

to get products of science

laws

theories

Attitudes

curiosity

open-mindedness

humility

creativity

objectivity

integrity

perseverance

responsibility

scientific misconduct

fabrication

plagiarism

violation of ethical standards

Science Processes

Planning and carrying out scientific investigations

Purpose

Think about how to do the experiment, Decide what apparatus to use, Decide what observations/ measurements to make, dependent variable (variable that is measured), independent variable (variable that is to be changed), Make the experiment a fair test, all other variables remain unchanged, control variable (variable that is kept constant)

Creative problem solving

Using charts and graphs