• Katrin Lenner

Science is more important than opinions

Science is the study of the world around us. It is a process of observing, experimenting, and drawing conclusions about how the natural world works.

In the early days of science, people made observations about the world around them and tried to explain them using stories or myths. For example, they might have noticed that the Sun moved across the sky every day and thought that it was carried by a chariot driven by the god Apollo.

As time went on, people began to develop ways of testing their ideas about how the world works. This led to the scientific method, which is a set of steps that scientists use to test their hypotheses.

The first step in the scientific method is observation. Scientists make careful observations about whatever they are studying, whether it’s an animal in its natural habitat or a chemical reaction in a laboratory.

The next step is formulating a hypothesis, which is an educated guess about what might be causing what you’ve observed. For example, if you observe that plants grow taller when you water them regularly, your hypothesis might be that water helps plants grow.

Once you have a hypothesis, it’s time to test it through experimentation. You will need to design an experiment that will allow you to see if your hypothesis is correct or not. In our example above, you would want to water some plants regularly and others not at all, then measure how tall they grow over time. If your hypothesis is correct and watering does indeed help plants grow taller, then you can move on to step four: drawing conclusions based on your data.

If your data shows that watering has no effect on plant growth (or if it even makes plants grow shorter), then you will need to go back and revisit your original hypothesis – perhaps there’s something else going on that you didn’t consider at first! The scientific method is all about constantly testing and refining our ideas about how the world works until we arrive at a conclusion that best explains our observations.

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