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What are sciences?

Science is about being curious and satisfying that curiosity by seeking out answers, testing ideas and recommending solutions to solve day to day problems that advance humanity.

Science is everything around us from the air to ground to water, the sky, fire, plants, food, machines we use, the functioning of our bodies, planes flying, rockets, the light bulb above and any other thing that you can think of. The thinking process in our brains is all science. Your ability to think, read, move and speak is all science to mention but a few. Science is our life and our environment.

Science is about being curious and satisfying that curiosity by seeking out answers, testing ideas and recommending solutions to solve day to day problems that advance humanity.

Science is “a reliable process by which we learn about all that stuff in the universe” (UoC). Quite different from the other methods of learning, science is leant and understood through “testing ideas with evidence gathered from the natural world” or rather experimentation.

 

In their write up on Understanding Science, The University of California puts across the following:-

  • Much as Science is seen as complex, its most important characteristics of science are straightforward:
  • Science focuses exclusively on the natural world, and does not deal with supernatural explanations.
  • Science is a way of learning and understanding about the natural world, how the world came into being and works? In other words, science is “a path to understanding.”
  • All science relies on testing ideas by figuring out what expectations are generated by an idea and making observations to find out whether those expectations hold true.
  • Accepted scientific ideas are reliable because they have been subjected to rigorous testing, but as new evidence is acquired and new perspectives emerge these ideas can be revised.
  • Science is a community endeavour. It relies on a system of checks and balances and community perspectives.

 

Science is not majorly about classroom, lecture or laboratory work only,

  • Everyone can learn, understand, enjoy and apply sciences
  • Science affects your life every day in different ways.
  • Science can be fun and is accessible to everyone.
  • You can apply an understanding of how science works to your everyday life.
  • Anyone can become a scientist — of the amateur or professional variety.