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(a) chemistry and chemical solutions.
(b) solving the world’s problems.
(c) determining which questions are solvable.
(d) describing research artistically.
(a) a wild imagination.
(b) background knowledge and experience.
(c) artistic abilities.
(d) interacting with other people.
(a) simple, and could provide the most straightforward case.
(b) complicated, and could provide a realistic example.
(c) well-known, and the significance would be appreciated.
(d) obscure, and therefore non-controversial.
(a) Scientists design research studies that directly address the big questions.
(b) Scientists design studies that address a portion of the big question that can be addressed.
(c) Scientists hope that the work they do addresses a big question.
(d) Scientists ignore the big questions, knowing they are too challenging to answer.
(a) A testable question can be answered definitively through experimentation.
(b) Atestable question is a large, overarching question of importance to many scientists.
(c) A testable question can be addressed through the scientific process, which includes creativity and logic.
(d) A testable question is preferred by scientists because it has a simple answer or explanation.
(a) interpret their data however they want.
(b) piece together information to make a coherent explanation.
(c) write scientific papers that simplify the process they went through.
(d) try to extrapolate from very simple cases to more complicated ones.
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Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife.
- Jonathan Schattke
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