Nature of Science Science is not just a subject in school but a method for studying the natural world . Science is a process that uses OBSERVATION, INVESTIGATION, MODEL BUILDING and ANALYSIS to gain knowledge about the natural world Scientists need to communicate their ideas
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Science is not just a subject in school but a method for studying the natural world .Science is a process that uses OBSERVATION, INVESTIGATION, MODEL BUILDING and ANALYSIS to gain knowledge about the natural world
Einstein's Theory of relativity
Scientific explanations help us to understand the natural world. However, explanations can change or be further defined over time as more insights and information become available.
This photograph not only shows the conversion of energy to mass, but confirms Einstein's idea that a light-particle will yield up its quantum of energy all at once in a single burst.
Abacus- 190 AD Use of the abacus, with its beads in a rack, was first documented in China in about 190 AD. The Chinese version was the speediest way to do sums for centuries and, in the right hands, can still outpace electronic calculators. Aspirin- 1899 Little tablets of acetylsalicylic acid have probably cured more minor ills than any other medicine. Hippocrates was the first to realize the healing power of the substance. At the turn-of-the-century, German chemist Felix Hoffman perfected the remedy. Barbed wire- 1873 The world's most divisive invention was conceived not to keep people in or out, but cows.
Barcode- 1973 Barcodes were conceived as a kind of visual Morse code by a Philadelphia student in 1952. Now, black stripes have appeared on almost everything we buy. Battery- 1800 In 1780s, Italian physicist Luigi Galvani discovered that a dead frog's leg would twitch when he touched it with two pieces of metal. His friend, professor Alessandro Volta made the first battery which were voltaic cells stacked in a Voltaic pile.
Gather background information
Form HYPOTHESIS or possible explanation for
a problem using what you
know and what you observe
Test the hypothesis by performing an experiment,
observing, building models,
Or simulating a situation using controlled conditions
Analyzing the data, record your observations in a data table
Draw conclusions and decide if your hypothesis is supported or not
used to compare results