Why is Science so important?

Why is Science so important?

1. A basic human motivator is to try to understand WHY. Why did something happen? How does something work? Curiosity about the world around us, about what makes it and us TICK is at the foundation of invention, of creativity. Teaching science well can nurture that curiosity, can satisfy some of that yearning to understand WHY. Understanding why a year is what it is for us on planet Earth feels good. Understanding how organisms are all connected by the long thin thread of evolutionary change gives depth to our sense of stewardship of the Earth.
2. Having a methodology to turn our native curiosity into knowledge gives us the power and possibility of invention, of finding solutions to problems.
3. A knowledge and love of science is the ultimate equalizer, the pathway to human rights and a better quality of life. Countries with strongly supported science programs are better off economically, have greater numbers of people creating new technologies.
4. Our knowledge of how and why things are the way they are in the natural world is our greatest natural resource, second only to water. The way we acquire that knowledge and understanding, called the scientific method, is not difficult, nor does not require memorizing a list of words: observations, hypothesis, experimentation, interpretation. These are simply ways we go about learning.

AA

MRS.MEENA GUPTA
Science Teacher

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Bindu Sharma on December 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Dear Meena,
    Congrats for taking the initiative! !!!!
    BRAVO!!!

    Reply

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