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FDSCI 101 Day 1D S17

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Richard Datwyler

on 4 May 2017

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Transcript of FDSCI 101 Day 1D S17

Welcome back.


I hope no one had
nasty creepy-crawly
dreams after last class.

The purpose of these little experiments
is to help you think scientifically.
To observe
Question
Test
Question again
Analyze
Etc.

Today's experiment:

We are going to work with
dependent and independent
variables.

Thumb wrestling
Initial observations

turn to your neighbor and
have a go!
Thoughts on why they won or lost?
What variables are at play here?

Which are dependent and which are
independent.
Let us do some data
collection.

Let us record some of these
characteristics (the measurable ones)

and then we'll test our predictions.
One, two, three, four I declare a thumb-a-war!!
Lets talk about predictions:

What would you predict would result
in a good thumb wrestler of these
variables?
Well done, thank you for coming back.

What follow up observations do you have now?
What control variables could we have used?
Other factors to consider?
What would you change about your initial prediction?

We will talk more about the process of
science next time.

Exam review Question 1

Which idea would be rejected if clear tape was put over a line and the termites got lost
A. Follow by sight
B. Follow by touch
C. Follow by smell
D. A and B
E. B and C


Are the results based on:
Reliable
Reproducible
observations?
And the third criterion discussed is
Rationality
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