The Goal of Science

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The Goal of Science

  1. 1. Science: It’s EVERYWHERE!!
  2. 2. Why do we study science? <ul><li>To get information about the world we live in. </li></ul><ul><li>To find answers to questions. </li></ul><ul><li>To solve mysteries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does science mean? <ul><li>“ Science” comes from the latin word (scire)= to know </li></ul>
  4. 4. Goal of science: <ul><li>To understand the world around us. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Theories & Scientific Laws <ul><li>Theory: a powerful, time tested concept that makes useful & dependable predictions about the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific law: a theory that has been tested many times & is accepted as true. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3 Branches of Science <ul><li>Life Science : study of living things (plants, animals, humans) </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Science : study of matter & energy </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Science : study of the earth (rocks, minerals, oceans, volcanoes, earthquakes) </li></ul>

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