Today we discussed what science is and is not, why it is important, and the scientific process we use to make discoveries about the nature of our world. This year we will use the scientific process often. We will ask questions, hypothesize (a prediction with explanation), experiment (science is testable), observe and record data, and make conclusions about what we found. The scientific process will guide our learning often this year and is responsible for nearly all the technology we use everyday. Remember, scientific knowledge gives you POWER!
We watched these two videos in class to hear about what science is and why it is important from two of the world's most famous scientists, Dr. Richard Feynman and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The next Gold-Tape question is: In 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger exploded after take-off over Cape Canaveral Florida. Richard Feynman helped investigate the accident. What did Feynman determine was the reason for the explosion?
Mr. Powell is a High School Science Teacher in Western Colorado.