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This concept describes the types of scientific models and their value and limitations.

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    Scientific Models

    Scientific Models

    by CK-12 //basic
    Recognize the uses, limitations, and different types of scientific models.
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    Taking Earth's Temperature

    Taking Earth's Temperature

    by CK-12 //basic
    Explains how researchers use computer models to study climate change.
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    Scientific Models Quiz - MS ES

    Scientific Models Quiz - MS ES

    by CK-12 //basic
    Reviews the uses, limitations, and different types of scientific models.
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  • Real World Application
    Can We Wash Away an Oil Spill?

    Can We Wash Away an Oil Spill?

    by CK-12 //basic
    Scientists do research to develop non-toxic chemical dispersants.
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  • Real World Application
    Sandy

    Sandy

    by CK-12 //basic
    A super storm goes an atypical direction and strikes the Eastern Seaboard, causing a tremendous amount of damage.
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  • Real World Application
    Shake it Till You Break It

    Shake it Till You Break It

    by CK-12 //basic
    How scientists use a shaking table model to learn how structures respond to earthquakes so that they can be better designed.
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  • Real World Application
    Model Predictions

    Model Predictions

    by CK-12 //basic
    Explains the complexity of climate modeling and predicts the future based on different greenhouse gas emission scenarios.
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