Qualitative statements
describe with words something you've seen many times
Quantitative statements
describe something using a mathematical equation
the language of science. In any country.
What can mathematics describe?
Physical Events
What is always being tested?
Theories and Laws
What do you find in a phenomenon?
A new explanation
Be objective in your observation.
Don't have preconceived notions
What can model do?
Represent Physical Events
scientific model
a representation of an object or event that can be studied to understand the real object or event
When the model use?
When something is too small or too big to study
What a model can be?
A mental "picture" or set of rules that describes what something does
examples of models?
Computer models and drawings