An organized way (scientific method) of studing things and finding answers to questions.
3 main branches of Science
the study of matter and energy
the study of the Earth, rocks, oceans, volcanoes, earthquakes etc...
the study of living things
is a way to utilize a systematic aproach to problem solving.
Steps of the Scientific Method
state the problem, gather information through observations, form a hypothesis, perform an experiment, record an analyzed result, and draw a conclusion.
Safety rules in a lab
always wear goggles, follow directions, don't perform unauthorized experiments, if something spills tell a teacher, don't heat liquid in a closed container, hold back of hand to container to measure heat, waft fumes to you don't sniff, keep lids closed when not using, don't eat or drink in a lab, clean up after yourself, wash hands and always treat organisms with respect.