Ch 2: Drawing Conclusions from a Scientific Investigation

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8 Lessons in Chapter 2: Drawing Conclusions from a Scientific Investigation
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Drawing Logical Conclusions from Experimental Data

1. Drawing Logical Conclusions from Experimental Data

Experimental results are what scientists like to share with each other, but it's important to understand what those data mean. We do this in the final step of the experimental process, when we draw meaningful conclusions from the results we obtained.

Connecting the Steps of the Scientific Method

2. Connecting the Steps of the Scientific Method

While the scientific method is divided into different steps, each of those steps is connected to the others. From making observations to drawing conclusions, the logical order and flow is what makes this process work so well in science.

Presenting the Scientific Process Orally or in Writing

3. Presenting the Scientific Process Orally or in Writing

Part of being a good scientist involves sharing your work with others. Two of the most common ways this is done is through written works and oral presentations, both of which require a certain amount of care and skill.

Understanding Whether Given Evidence Supports a Conclusion

4. Understanding Whether Given Evidence Supports a Conclusion

Part of being a good scientist is evaluating other scientists' work. One aspect of this is knowing whether the evidence provided supports the scientists' conclusions. While this is not always easy, it is necessary in order to produce good science.

How to Draw Appropriate Diagrams of Scientific Processes and Concepts

5. How to Draw Appropriate Diagrams of Scientific Processes and Concepts

Very often a scientific concept or process may be difficult to completely follow until we see a diagram. Sometimes however, making sense of them only becomes harder after seeing one! In this lesson, we'll learn to make diagrams that are more useful.

Using & Understanding Topographic Maps

6. Using & Understanding Topographic Maps

Topographic maps are useful because they help us understand and locate topographic features on Earth's surface. But in order to properly read a topographic map, you need to be able to interpret its lines, symbols, and shapes correctly.

Understanding & Interpreting a Geologic Map

7. Understanding & Interpreting a Geologic Map

Geologic maps are neat because they show us the location of features found underneath Earth's surface. But just like any other map, they have their own set of symbols and codes that we need to understand in order to properly interpret them.

How To Construct & Interpret Scale Maps

8. How To Construct & Interpret Scale Maps

Have you ever wanted to measure distances with something more exciting than inches or miles? Scale maps allow you to do just that! In this lesson, you'll learn about scale maps, as well as how to make your own.

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