Presentation on theme: "PHYSICS: About Science What is the definition of SCIENCE? Science is the study of unanswered questions about nature and the universe. Science is sometimes."— Presentation transcript:
PHYSICS: About Science What is the definition of SCIENCE? Science is the study of unanswered questions about nature and the universe. Science is sometimes referred to as “natural philosophy.” LIFE SCIENCES PHYSICAL SCIENCES Biology; Zoology; Botany; etc. Astronomy; Geology; Chemistry; Physics; etc. There are two main areas of science:
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH EINSTEIN Q: Why is physics considered the most basic science ? A: Physics is the study of the fundamental properties of nature including: motion, energy, force, etc.
What is the SCIENTIFIC METHOD? The scientific method is a process used to gain, organize, and apply knowledge. The following steps comprise the scientific method: 1)Recognize a problem 2)Make a hypothesis 3)Predict the outcomes 4)Perform an experiment 5)Formulate the simplest, general rule Scientific Method
MATCH THE FOLLOWING WORDS TO THEIR CORRECT DEFINITIONS: Hypothesis: Fact: Law (principle): Theory: An educated guess A close agreement among scientists about a phenomenon A hypothesis that is found to be true over and over again and not contradicted A body of knowledge that encompasses well-tested and verified hypotheses about nature
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH EINSTEIN Q: What makes a hypothesis scientific? A: A hypothesis is scientific if an experiment can be done to prove that it is wrong.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH EINSTEIN Q: What is the difference between science and technology? A: Science is the study of our universe and questions about our universe. A: Technology is using science to solve practical problems.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH EINSTEIN Q: What is the difference between science, art, and religion? A: Art describes human experience in nature. A: Religion describes the purpose of nature.