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FDSCI 101 Day 1E S17

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Richard Datwyler

on 29 September 2017

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Transcript of FDSCI 101 Day 1E S17

Welcome Back!!
As you theorizes some possible variables that would affect the ability to thumb wrestle and WIN are:
Thumb wrestling
Thumb Length
Hand span
Competitive nature
Thumb Circumference
Arm Circumference
Reaction length
Great now what?
Experiment, experiment
How can we....
How does this effect...
What happens if...
Gather data.
Data Anaylsis
This is where we are at in our
How do we interpret meaningful
information from the raw data.
Exam review question 1

In an experiment testing which color of flower attracts bees more frequently, a group took fake flowers of all colors and placed them near a beehive. What is one control variable used in this experiment as listed above.
A. Same sized flowers
B. Same shaped flowers
C. Same scented flowers

Exam review question

In testing the effects of sports drink being able to hydrate runners more than water. What would be the major control variables
A. Same amount of drink
B. Same time/distance of run
C. Same shoe for runners
D. A and B only
E. A and C only

5 Assumptions of science you read were:
Man can understand nature
Theories are testable and fit observations
Simple is most often true
Mechanical/natural laws

Based on Faith too.
accept these assumptions
theory is true
Observations of others
Observations of modern science
How might you apply these ideas to actual theories, e.g., the Big Bang, Ancient Earth, & Evolution
How do hypotheses become theories?
What are the characteristics of scientific theories?
What are the benefits of theories?
What does it mean to ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ a theory? If you reject a theory, what is your responsibility?
What are our expectations of how theories change through time?
What becomes of ‘old’ theories?
Theory questions:
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