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INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITION OF SCIENCE
What picture comes to mind when you think of the word “Science”?   Do you think of your class room in School?   Or maybe you imagine a person in a big laboratory pouring mysterious chemicals into a test tube.   Some scientist really do work in labs like that,   but science doesn’t   happen only in laboratories or in Schools.   Science is all around us every day in everything we do.  
The word science comes from the Latin word “scientia”, which means knowledge.   What is the definition then of Science?   According to the Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, the definition of science is “Knowledge attained through study or practice, “or “Knowledge covering general truths of the operation of general   laws, especially as obtained and tested through scientific method [and] concerned with the physical world”
What does that really mean?   Science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge.   This system uses observation and experimentation to describe and explain natural phenomena.   The term science also refers to the organized body of knowledge people have gained using that system.   Less formally, the word science often describes any systematic field of study or the knowledge gained from it.   What is the purpose of Science?   Perhaps the most general description is that the purpose of science is to produce useful models of reality.

WHY IS SCIENCE IMPORTANT
Science is everywhere in today’s world.   It is part of our daily lives, from cooking and gardening, to recycling and comprehending the daily weather report, to reading a map and using a computer.   Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible pace, and our future will surely be filled with leaps in technology we can only imagine. Being “science literate” will no longer be just an advantage but an absolute necessity. We can’t escape from the significance of science in our world.
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