How do bacteria and viruses make humans sick?
- Why is the sky blue?
- Why do people grow old?
- Why does the moon revolve around Earth?
The steps of the scientific method are the following:
- Data analysis
These steps are not written in stone and may vary depending on the branch of science or the type of experiment.
Watch this video that explains the scientific method.
Now that you know how powerful the scientific method can be, think about a scientific discovery that has made an impact on your life. Then, answer the following questions:
- How has this discovery affected your life?
- How can science and the scientific method improve people’s lives?
The one scientific discovery that has affected my life is the discovery of antibiotics by Alexander Fleming in 1928. He discovered Penicillin and developed the first antibiotic, which greatly reduces infection in the human body. My mother was not the best parent, and I’m still paying for her poor decisions today. She never took me to the dentist as a kid, and over the years my dental health deteriorated. Thanks to the discovery of the antibiotic penicillin, I’m able to get the infection under control and get some much-needed dental work done.
I think that science plays a considerable role in everyone’s daily living, whether they know it or not. Scientific research helps our society recognize and solve problems, improve existing consumer goods, and cure illnesses. We as a whole have turned a blind eye towards anything that doesn’t benefit us if we can’t see instant results. If a group of scientists would use the scientific method to find a way to get rid of social media and the other distractions that steal our children away from us. I would consider that one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening in the near future. Science is everywhere, and you can choose to understand it or ignore it. That is your right as a living human being. I like knowing how things work, so I stay informed.