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What is Computational Thinking? Scientific Thinking

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Computer Science is of course in part a science. Not suprising given the name! Though actually it isn't purely a science, as it draws on other things like engineering too. It's not suprising that scientific thinking is a part of the Computational Thinking Skill set though. What does that mean - essentially not jumping to conclusions without evidence: following the Scientific Method to build up new knowledge, whether that knowledge is just about everyday facts or leading edge discovery. Let's solve the mystery of the coal and carrots to get the idea.