HomeLearning – Complete the CONPTT worksheet on your own. Use the chart below to help. Due at the beginning of next class

Criteria Within the realm of science Outside the realm of science
Consistent Experimental results and observations are the same. Experimental results and observations are NOT the same.
Observable The phenomenon (event) or evidence for the event can be observed by the human senses or by extensions of those senses. The phenomenon (event) or evidence for the event can NOT be observed by the human senses or by extensions of those senses.
Natural A natural cause or naturally occurring mechanism is used to explain how or why an event happens. A natural cause or naturally occurring mechanism can NOT be or is NOT used to explain how or why an event happens.
Predictable Accurate predictions and conclusions are based on natural causes, NOT on presupposed or assumed information. Accurate predictions and conclusions are NOT based on natural causes but usually on presupposed or assumed information.  
Testable Experiments can be designed to test the natural cause of the event or phenomenon. Experiments can NOT be designed to test the natural cause of the event or phenomenon.
Tentative Explanations (laws, theories, hypotheses) of the cause (mechanism) for the event are subject to change as evidence shows the need. Explanations of the cause of the event in question are NOT subject to change.  

About Mr. Geary

8th grade science teacher at Julia E. Landon College Prep. and Leadership Development School.

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