nature of science
This assignment should be written as a paper (i.e. in paragraph form) and should be at least 750 words (excluding references). You do not need to repeat the instructions in the assignment. You will watch three of the TED Talks from the list below. While watching the talks you selected, select specific ideas from the talk that characterize science. Synthesize the ideas that you identified in the talks with what you have learned in class to develop an explanation of the nature of science. Your explanation must be supported by at least three different characteristics of science. Additionally, you will compare and contrast each characteristic from your explanation of the nature of science to the characteristics of the nature of a discipline that interests you, and speculate on the types of questions people in these fields can work together to answer.
Below is the information needed:
What is the “nature of science”? :
TED Talks (You Pick Three):
Use the following outline as a guide when writing your paper. Remember, your paper must be written in paragraph form. This is an optional assignment; therefore the expectations are very high. See the course website for a complete rubric of this assignment. Failure to use TED Talks from the list on page 2 will result in a “0” for this assignment.
For each characteristic: