Branches of Science Web-quest
What is science? How many different branches of science are there? What is the difference between a scientific fact, law and theory? Keep going to find the answers to these and other science questions! Follow the directions to find out about the wonderful world of science! Please fill in the question sheet as you go along! But be sure you understand what you are writing down, please! What is “Science”? What is science? Where did the word come from, and what does it mean? Don’t copy the first thing you read but click me to get a definition of science! Be sure to scroll down the page! What is the origin of the word? look under “etyology” Branches of Science
Science is broken down into categories, or branches. There are many different branches of science, some you know – some you probably never heard of! Want to take a look? Click me! Click me! Branches of Science Here are some odd branches… have fun looking around! Take note of the ones that you think are really “out there” and record them on your paper! Check out different parts of the list—look beyond the “Gs” Take a look at this!! Scientific Fact, Law & Theory A Scientific Fact is different than a Scientific Theory. A Scientific Law is different than both! Read on to see what is what! Click me for a fact or me Wacky facts! Scientific Fact, Law & Theory
Follow me to Scientific Theory! Or here Visit me for a list of theories! Be sure you copy a scientific theory Visit me for the definition of a Law! More on facts, laws & theories!
(be sure to scroll down read about laws!) Theory and Law Summary
• Scientific theories are the prerequisite before arriving scientific laws. • Scientific theories change whereas laws will not. • Both scientific laws and theories were based on observations.
http://www.differencebetween.net/science/difference-between-scientific-laws-and- scientific-theories/ Have you answered all the questions? Hooray you’re done! Double check your work Feel free to go back and re-visit any of the links in this activity for more interesting information!
Extra! Extra! Extra Credit!
• Here are a few “well-known” Theories: Evolution, Relativity, Atomic, Quantum. • What can you find out about them? (1 pt EC/Theory; up to 2 pts)
• Here are a few “well-known” Laws: Gravity, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Thermodynamics, Conservation of Matter & Energy • What can you find out about them? (1 pt EC/Law; up to 2 pts) Scientific Law: statements that describe, predict, and perhaps explain why, a range of events behave or happen as they appear to in nature. A law is a solid and formal statement, generated from repeated experiment. A law is a statement of fact meant to explain, in brief terms, an action or set of actions. It is generally accepted to be true and universal- laws are accepted at face value based upon the fact that they have always been observed to be true. Laws can sometimes be expressed in terms of a single mathematical equation.
Some scientific laws, or laws of nature, include the law of gravity, the law of thermodynamics, and Hook’s law of elasticity.