lab apparatus.jpgThe study of science always fires up students’ curiosity about phenomena in the world around them and offers opportunities to find explanations.

 

Students can discover how scientific ideas contribute to technological change which affects industry, business and medicine and ultimately improve the quality of life.

 

In our Science and Technology feature we look at how students find joy in applying science to everyday life.

Science has many branches, such as Physical Science, Life Science, Biology and Chemistry. The different types of science are part and parcel of one’s life.

Some students do not take science practical lessons very seriously as they assume that they are not very important. Life science is the study of living things -plants and animals. It helps to explain how living things relate to one another and to their surroundings.

A visit to some science practical lessons has shown that science as the study of the world around us can help answer the how, what, where, and why of our surroundings.

Even when it comes to the food that is eaten, science also plays a vital part and for students, this can be applied as a valuable life skill.

A biology student Calvin Siwawa says some experiments can be used to determine the type of food to be taken at any given time.
Science is everywhere, and can be used to assist the society in selecting the best area to live.

Physics student Tinotenda Mishi says science experiments can assist those living in mining areas to determine the type of water to take since most mining areas have water which has a high concentration of different types of minerals some of which can be dangerous.

Science is however more than a collection of facts. It is human work. It is a growing and an exciting search for what is true. Subjects like Physics have been used to revolutionalise the way people live.

Works by great people such as Michael Faraday, Isaac Newton, Russian born Alexander Zworykin who invented the television are responsible for the lifestyle people live today but all these obviously started from a school laboratory.