What is Science?

Science is the study of the nature and behaviour of natural things and the knowledge that we obtain about them. Science is a systematic and logical approach to discovering how things in the universe work. Science aims for measurable results through testing and analysis. Science is based on fact, not opinion or preferences. The process of science is designed to challenge ideas through scientific observation and research.

Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment The scientific process of science is to challenge ideas through observation and research. Science is a systematic and logical approach to discovering how everything works.

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What is the Scientific Method?

The scientific method is a process for experimentation that is used to explore observations and answer questions. The aim is to discover cause and effect relationships by asking questions, carefully gathering and examining the evidence. Using all the available information is combined to provide an answer to a hypothesis. 

Earth Science

Earth science or geoscience includes all fields of natural science related to the planet Earth. This is a branch of science dealing with the physical and chemical constitution of the Earth and its atmosphere and oceans and it’s interactions in space. 

Environmental Science

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems.