Monday, 30 June 2014

Essential Questions & Our Answers

What is Science?
Here is what we think science is about:

Max:

Science is learning the diversity of our world to understand it better.

Shi Qiang:
A scientific method is a theory which have no rights and wrongs.

Ray:
To me, science is finding out how the world around us works

So what is the official definition of Science?

The Definition of Science


From oxforddictionaries.com:
The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

We weren't so far off after all!

What is the Scientific Method?
Such an important question must have an important answer. 

Max:

It is a way to find what you want in a fair and accurate way and learning something out of it.

Shi Qiang:
A scientific method is a way to find out things in life and other things in our environment.

Ray:
To ask a question, then do initial research about the topic your question concerns. Then come up with a hypothesis and test it. Record down your results then report your results. Then, form a conclusion. (It's a process.)

But what do others say?

From sciencebuddies.org:

So we are partly correct. The scientific method is a process, used because it is methodical, logical, thorough and is fair. Thus, it's a pretty good way of finding a conclusion to a tricky question. 

However, there is something more than the scientific method. Heard of the engineering method?

This is the engineer's friend. It is the process of where engineers find a problem and create something to solve it. 

And that is what we, Team Brandberg, is going to use in addition to the scientific theory! After all, we are building batteries.

Sources:
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/science
www.sciencebuddies.org

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