Watch the video titled “The Scientific Method” (3 min 15 sec) under the Scientific Method terms section of the Science Corner. You can also view the video at http://www.ket.org/education/video/kgedu/kgedu_000005.htm. Next, describe each step of the scientific method. Assess the importance of the role of reproducibility, collaboration, and peer review as part of scientific inquiry.
Watch the video titled “GlobalTrek: Inca Road” (4 min 2 sec) under the scientific inquiry section of the Science Corner. You can also view the video at http://science360.gov/obj/video/ef05ee9f-2c21-4ef2-8b4d-fa8cbda76670/globaltrek-inca-road. Next, describe the main challenges that scientists face in collecting data and making observations on how the road was made. Then, explain the strategy that researchers are developing to overcome these challenges. Describe the manner in which scientists can use this research for future construction in mountainous regions.
Pseudoscience is defined in your book on page 6. Read this section and then give an example of a pseudoscience and explain why it doesn’t qualify as scientific. Next, choose an example that hasn’t already been mentioned in your textbook or by your classmates.