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What Is Science?


Science is the process or method of obtaining or acquiring relevant knowledge through intense observation and experimentation.
Here are some simple and very short definitions of science:
1. It is a body of knowledge based on observed facts that can be verified.

2. It is the use of skills and knowledge to solve problems.


The term "Science" was literally derived from "Scientia". Scientia is apparently a Latin word which means knowledge.

Science is a very broad field that can be divided into two:
1. Natural sciences
2. Applied sciences

Natural Sciences

This is a branch of science that focuses on the study of nature. Things it focuses on include phenomena, law of nature, objects and many more.

Examples of Natural Science.
1. Biology: the study of life including the character and structure of living things.
2. Physics: the study of energy and its association with matter.
3. Chemistry: the study of substances that living things and non-living things are made up of and how to combine substances to obtain a specific result.
4. Geology: the study of what the earth is made of.
5. Astronomy: The study of the various planets, stars and any other heavenly body.
6. Meteorology: the study of the atmosphere which includes weather forecasting.


Applied Sciences

This is a branch of science that uses the ideas and relevant knowledge from natural sciences to solve problems.

Examples Of Applied Sciences
1. Pharmacy
2. Medicine
3. Electronics
4. ICT
5. Nursing
6. Biochemistry
7. Engineering

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