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Science

A very wise teacher once asked ….”What in the world ISN'T chemistry?” The same can be asked of ALL science. What in the world ISN'T science?? Think about it. The air you breathe, the clothes you wear, the cars people drive, the food you eat. Even relationships are “chemistry” and therefore fit into the science category. Math is a science. Literature is a science. Give it a try. You too will find out that EVERYTHING is a science.

Science is the most fascinating of all classes in school. Because it affects EVERYTHING else you experience and study. 

To help you better understand science – and to have some fun while you do it – we will tell you about the three major areas of science and also explain the scientific method. 

Earth Science

Earth Science is all about what the earth is made of and how it fits in with the world around it.

Some of the things you might learn about in Earth Science are plate tectonics, the rock cycle, earth history, the oceans, the atmosphere, weather and climate, and the solar system and universe.

Life Science

Life Science is all about understanding the changes, cycle, patterns and relationships in the living world.

Some of the things you might learn about in Life Science are cellular organisms, ecosystems, genetics, and biology.

Physical Science

Physical Science is all about investigating and observing the world around you.

Some of the things you might learn about in physical science are energy, matter, elements, temperature and heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, work, force, and motion.

You use observation, experimentation and lots of trials in physical science.

What is the Scientific Method

The Scientific Method is used in all of the different kinds of Science. It is how we attack and investigate a problem. In fact it is the best way to figure out the truth from a lie or an illusion.

  1. First, you observe something, something that you find interesting.
  2. Second, you invent a description of what you think you saw, this is called a hypothesis.
  3. Third, use your hypothesis to make predictions
  4. Fourth, test these predictions by experiments or further observations and modify the hypothesis in the light of your results.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until there are no discrepancies between theory and experiment and/or observation.

Here are  some awesome links to stretch your mind and your horizons. Who knows?? You may be the next Albert Einstein – or the next mad scientist at YOUR school!

Kids corner science activities

4kids coolspot

SEG students connection earth science links

Franklin Institute on line

newscientist

Franklin Institute Hotlist

There is a very cool program available from google. It is called google earth.

Here is the website where you can download the program.
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