What skills do scientists use

Question Answer
Scientists use skills such as observing, inferring, predicting, classifying, evaluating, and making models to study the world
Using one or more of your senses to gater information
Quantitative observation = numbers
Qualitative observation = descriptions not expressed in numbers
Observing
Making meaning from observation Inferring
Making a statement or claim about what will happen in the future based upon past experience. Predicting
Grouping together items that are alike in some way Classifying
Comparing observations and data to reach a conclusion Evaluating
Creating representations of complex objects or processes. Making Models
Curiosity, Honesty, Creativity, Open Mindedness, skepticism, ethics, awareness of Bias
Capable of accepting new and different ideas Open Mindedness
An attitude of doubt balance open-mindedness Skepticism
What a scientist expects can influence, or bias, what they observe and how they interpret observations. Awareness of Bias
Scientific reasoning requires a logical way of thinking based on gathering and evaluating evidence What is scientific reasoning
a way to explain concepts starts with an idea a conclusion is made Deductive reasoning
opposite of deductive reasoning uses observation to make generalizations Inductive Reasoning
Scientists must be careful to reach conclusion before getting all the data. Faulty Reasoning

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