Models_in_Science

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Models in Science : 

Models in Science http://www.flickr.com/photos/ynse/542370154/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/fullphasers/399360290/

How do we use models in our every day lives? : 

How do we use models in our every day lives?

What is a model? : 

What is a model? Represents something in the natural world. (Both on earth and beyond). Examples Earth models Solar System Stars DNA Cells Atoms Anatomy

Models can come in two forms: : 

Models can come in two forms: Physical:  Actual model we create, see and can hold. Symbolic:  These are usually mathematical or computer models. They represent something that we cannot see.

Traits of a scientific model : 

Traits of a scientific model 1.  Models are usually incomplete.  Since models can represent very large, small or complex structures, scientists have to make decisions about what to cut out. 2.  A model may be changed.  Just like our star introduction, we can manipulate models to show us what might happen.