Study Guide

Nature of Science Topics

The Scientific Method

What do you think of when you hear about the scientific method? The decaying poster with a list...

Collecting Data

Data are like gold for scientists. Not because they can help them buy that two-story hamster...

Graphing Data

Imagine we've just finished our experiment and we're looking at a big pile of data. It's like our...

Analyzing Data

All right, we've got ourselves a pretty good-lookin' graph or some pretty amazing data. Now what?...

Error

Oops we did it again.Equipment broke down, We used the wrong tool. Oh baby, baby, Oops we made a...

Ethical Issues

Before we dive into the ethical issues scientists have to consider before doing an experiment,...

Scientific Models

What do Heidi Klum and Darwin's Theory of Evolution have in common? Give up? They're both models....

Communicating Results

If a scientist does an experiment, but doesn't share his results, did he actually do the...

Law vs. Hypothesis vs. Theory

Law. Hypothesis. Theory. If you're taking a science class, you are going to hear these three...

Science and Technology

Are you reading this on a computer? A tablet? A smartphone? We're going to go out on a limb and...

Common Mistakes

The biggest mistake we should avoid with the scientific method is thinking of it as a something...

Test Your Knowledge

1. What leads scientists to forming a scientific question and hypothesis?2. Is the scientific...