Gaining knowledge about the sea
Arrange and understand
It is exciting, interesting and awesome
the sea. You can encounter a lot and get many rewarding experiences, even if you cannot put a name to organisms or understand how they live. But if you can group and
put a name on what you see
it will be easier to compare
observations you have on different occasions. You can then also more easily share observations with others. Therefore it can be useful to be able to name and identify those
organisms, patterns and phenomenon you observe. Furthermore, if you can
understand what it is you have observed and how things work, it
will be even more interesting and useful.
Scientific investigations contain several parts that logically belong
What is then needed for a better understanding
of how organisms function and how they interact in their surroundings? We need to conduct scientific investigations. Many believe that scientific investigations consist only
of observing, measuring and collecting data. However, in a scientific investigation these are only
some parts of a larger project, where all parts must logically fit together.
One cannot just collect and compile loads of data and then guess what it
In another window you wll find a figure showing the different important steps of a scientific investigation.
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