What is science?

Douglas Duncan


Science is a process of trying to understand the world by making models (or theories) which have predictive power.  It usually involves:




   Looking for patterns (which can be clues to underlying laws)            


This may involve

          - Sorting

          - Classifying

          - Measuring


   Suggesting an explanation (hypothesis) which explains all the observations made so far AND predicts new ones


   Making an experiment or collecting more data which tests the prediction


   (If the experiment fails) Suggesting another hypothesis, and trying another experiment....


   Telling others what you have discovered.