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Chapter 1: About Science
Marymount High School
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Physics Syllabus

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Chapter Objectives:

  • Explain why physics is the basic science.
  • Outline scientific methods.
  • Distinguish among observations, facts, hypotheses, laws, and principles.
  • Describe circumstances under which a hypothesis or law must be changed or abandoned.
  • Distinguish between the everyday meaning of theory and explain why the refinement of theories is a strength in science.
  • Distinguish between a hypothesis that is scientific and one that is not.
  • Distinguish between science and technology.
  • Distinguish among science, art, and religion.

Chapter Terms:

  • fact
  • hypothesis
  • law
  • scientific method
  • theory

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Chapter Outline Framework:

  • Scientific Measurements
    • Size of the Earth
    • Size of the Moon
    • Distance to the Moon
    • Distance to the Sun
    • Size of the Sun
  • Mathematics: The Language of Science
  • The Scientific Method
  • The Scientific Attitude
  • Science, Art, and Religion
  • Physics: The Basic Science
  • In Perspective

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