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Science and the scientific method

Using the puzzle of the extinction of the dinosaurs to introduce the scientific method.

In the next three weeks, we’ll be looking at some broad areas in which effective logical and critical thinking is important and which generate distinct, or specific, approaches to the questions they address. We’ll start with science. This week, we aim to help you to:

  • Describe the scientific method.
  • Distinguish between verification and falsification.
  • Explain inference to the best explanation.
  • Distinguish science from pseudoscience.
  • Recognise the nature and role of scientific theories.
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