Origins of this course are in Physical Science, not Social Science
Science is driven by curiosity. Driven by scientist that is kept up and finds gaps and chases new
knowledge about those gaps.
Scientific method- a set of rules that helps you move from a question to a certifiable and valid
knowledge. We rarely come up with an answer.
Scientific method, can never show that a theory is correct, can only support that theory in
continuum but can never prove something without a doubt. That is why the main reason why
these scientific things like climate change and stuff still is argued about.
Theory is only “correct” until some vigorous scrutiny reveals it to be incomplete. All of these
things used to be believed to be true until someone found knowledge that did not fit with it. It is
always good to have a little doubt. Sometimes it is not easy and almost impossible to prove
Doubt and questioning lead to better understanding.
Theory becomes a law when someone isn’t able to prove it wrong for a long time. But it still
doesn’t mean it is correct
Make observations and compile it into a question.
Question is different from hypotheses- a statement on how you thing things work, a prediction.
Science is quite specific. Eg pond that looks green every spring because cows are pooping in it at
that time. Is it because of the cows or Is it because the farmer switches to tea during the spring
Hypothesis- can test it seems to be real. Eg.. Bad; pond has something to do with the air.
Predictions are what you thing is going to happen, can be the same as hypothesis. Both are
Constantly going back to the drawing board. Once something