Principles of Science
Scientific Explanations and Interpretations
The same way a person may cast a shadow over another person when they stand under the sun, planets or celestial bodies that have aligned themselves cast shadows over one another as well.
Facts, Observations, and Opinions
is an inherently objective topic, as it requires facts to explain the world.
are information that are true.
Facts come from data and results collected from observations and experiments.
is factual information that isn’t affected by opinions or bias.
When conducting experiments, scientists can use
to collect facts and predict what happens in the world.
Think about something you’ve read in a magazine, whether it is an article or a horoscope. Can you identify which are facts, and which are not?
What is the difference between facts and data?
Keep a lookout for opinions that sound like facts: investigate where the information comes from and whether it is true or not.
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