Scientific investigations usually involve the collection of relevant data, the use of logical reasoning, and the application of imagination in devising hypotheses and explanations to make sense of the collected data.
The Scientific Enterprise
For Grades: 6-8
Learning Goal 6
Computers have become invaluable in science, mathematics, and technology because they speed up and extend people's ability to collect, store, compile, and analyze data; prepare research reports; and share data and ideas with investigators all over the world.
Learning Goal 7
Accurate record-keeping, openness, and replication are essential for maintaining an investigator's credibility with other scientists and society.