why is science important?

Walking on Coals
• In your groups, discuss, then answer the
following two questions…
• 1) What is Science?
• 2) Is Science a good thing? Explain.
Now, try this question…
• 3) What do all Scientists have in common?
Let’s investigate some scientists before you
answer this question!
Forensic Scientists
Dinosaur Paleotologists
Science Professor
Sport Scientist
Space Scientist
An agronomist specializes in soil and crops.
An astronomer studies stars, planets and galaxies.
A botanist specializes in plants.
A cytologist specializes in the study of cells.
An epidemiologist studies the spread of diseases.
An ethologist studies animal behavior.
A geneticist studies how traits are inherited.
A geologist specializes in the history of Earth.
A geographer studies Earth's surface.
A marine biologist studies ocean plants and animals.
A meteorologist studies weather and climate.
A microbiologist studies microscopic plants and animals.
A paleontologist specializes in fossils.
A physicist studies matter, energy, and how they are related.
A seismologist studies earthquakes.
So, what DO all Scientists have in
Question #4
Can girls make better Scientists than boys?
Elaine Greeney,
rocket scientist: Videoclip
Elaine Greeney, Rocket Scientist:
Question #5
a) Can you think of reasons why everybody
should learn some science? (3 reasons).
b) Can you think of 10 topics everybody should
know about?
Pick one of the following four topics…
A) research a Canadian scientist of your choice
B) prepare a list of the top 10 scientists of all
time OR
C) use the internet to come up with your top 10
scientific challenges of our time OR
D) choose a television science program and find
5 examples of things they do which prove
they are a scientist.