Science, Society and You

Chapter 2
Lessons 1 -4
Understanding scientific terms and
principles well enough to ask questions.
scientific literacy
Study of Earth and its place in the
universe (includes stars, planets, sun, etc).
earth and space science
Negative result of either taking or not
taking action.
Includes the study of energy, motion,
sound, light, electricity, and magnetism.
physical science
Public disagreement between groups.
Positive consequence of either taking or
not taking action.
An idea that may be formed from
evidence but has not been confirmed by
Branch of science that includes the study
of plants, animals, and the human body.
life science
Includes observations and conclusions
that have been repeated.
Example of thinking scientifically about a
finding out how something works
Describe how opinion and scientific
evidence are related.
an opinion is an idea that may be
formed from evidence
Being able to identify good sources of
scientific information and apply the
knowledge to problems in your life is a
part of this.
scientific literacy
Most scientific questions being
investigated today involve which field of
all fields of science
Why do people need to understand
scientific principles and think
allows people to make informed
Many non-science careers require a
knowledge of science because workers
use materials and processes that
follow scientific principles
Reliable information comes from a person
or an organization that is not…
What branch of science would you study if
you were a geoscientist?
earth science
When you analyze a scientific claim, it is
important to use…
scientific reasoning
Scientific controversies are (common,
uncommon) in society.
A branch of science that studies matter
and energy and their interactions.
Refers to the diverse ways in which
scientists study the natural world and
propose explanations based on the
evidence they gather.
scientific inquiry
Branch of science a biologist would study.
life science
Branch of science that includes chemistry.
What do you need to understand about
related health issues to think scientifically
about health topics?
scientific principles