Monday, 5 January 2015

What is science?

What is science?

1) Science as a body of knowledge that is acquired through systematic observations of the natural world around us
2) Scientific mode of inquiry as used by scientists
3) Scientific method as a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
4) Examples of scientific discoveries
5)Components of the Scientific Method – Designing, Implementing, Reporting and Evaluating

 “ It 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

Process? and research problems

(6) Improve a product or process: Industrial and applied research
(a) Identify market need for product
(b) Design product with the potential to meet the need
(c) Build prototype products
(d) Determine whether products function as desired
(e) Optimise products with respect to cost, speed, environmental consequences, and other factors that affect profit
(f) Bring product to market and continue

Will the materials used for the robotic arm be able to withstand infectous/poisonous/radioactive chemicals?

Steps of Scientific Method =D