What is Science?
In order to study science you must first understand what science is and is not.
Science is unlike any other subject. It not only requires a person to think but that person must also prove
their work. Therefore, you must have a definition of science and take the time to learn the process of
The next step is to determine how science is performed. Modern scientists want science to be as objective as
possible without the scientist's biases interferring.
So, they use a set of procedures that would allow for discovery but still maintain objectivity. These procedures
are referred to as the scientific method.
The process of science is the scientific method.
It consist of a series of steps that can take you from problem to solution. However, the data must support the
hypothesis to prove the possible solution.
The scientfic method must be used or you don't have science. You might have philosophy or metaphysics but you do
not have science.
The most important part of good science is designing the experiment. You must design your experiment with as few
variables as possible and have control of everything else. A controlled experiment will allow for the best
Experimental Design Steps:
- State the problem
- Choose a variable
- Choose the controls
- Design an experiment
- Collect and organize data
- Repeat the experiment
Remember that the best experiment will have only one variable.