Importance of Learning and Understanding Science

Importance of Learning and Understanding Science
Science is certainly a fascinating and interesting subject. I can see people nodding their heads in disagreement, well... let's look at the subject from a different point of view. And at the end of this article I am sure you are going to agree with me on science being an interesting subject. Keep reading...Does science remind you of your school days, where there used be practicals, chemicals, digestive system, circuits, weird names, inventions, discoveries and what not. And finally to know what you have absorbed, the exams! Does it still haunt you? Science is a subject liked by very few in school, however, the importance of which is massive. Science is not a subject you study only in school, in fact you study it and experience it everyday. Look at things around, all of them have a scientific mechanism driving them. It wouldn't have been possible for you to even read this article without the advancement of science. A simple activity of an apple falling from a tree also involved a deep science behind it, of course we call it gravitational force, now. Learning and understanding the importance of the various branches of science is a continuous process and not just restricted to text books and practicals. What follows next is a detailed discussion about what understanding science does to develop oneself and his country at large.

Importance of Learning Science

Technological Advancement
The technological development we experience is mainly due to the scientific theories involved in them. Imagine your life without the Internet, cellphones, television, cars and the various other machines that have become a part and parcel of your life, seems difficult, isn't it? It is only after learning and understanding the various science theories that development of these machines have been possible. The more deeper you go to study science, the more complex technologies you dig and employ them in making gadgets and machines, which only make our life way more comfortable and easier.

Develops a Rational Attitude
The best thing about learning and understanding science is that every theory or law has a concrete reasoning and conclusive proof to it. And that is exactly what science teaches us; to not follow anything blindly. Which helps develop a rational attitude. There are a number of superstitions and blind beliefs followed all over the world, a scientifically rational person will always question the same and find out whether it is really worth following. Developing a rational attitude not just helps in self-development but also helps the country progress.

Increases Exploration and Curiosity
Scientific knowledge develops a rational attitude and that in turn gives rise to curiosity and the greed to explore; to reach a mature conclusion. Once you start learning and understanding science, you want to know more about the same. If the study of science is inculcated in kids from a tender age not as a subject (they fear), but in a way that generates curiosity and instigates them to explore more, then these little minds are sure to come up with some wondrous inventions. Like a little cousin of mine asked me the other day how does a clock work, why does the fan rotate in one direction only, why do we feel hurt when pricked with a pin and many more questions like that, which absolutely amazed me! This curiosity not only increases our knowledge base but also tickles our gray cells and keeps them in good condition.

Inventions and Discoveries
Science has a lion's share in all the discoveries and inventions possible till date while some probably are in the making. There will be a time when scientists or researchers will develop low-emission vehicles, substitutes for petrol and other exhaustible sources of energy, new devices, life saving medicines, and it would be possible only because of science. It plays an important role in developing such skills to overcome the obstacles and challenges posed before us. To achieve the great discoveries and inventions, one has to master the scientific theories about the nature of different things.

Learning and understanding the importance of science forms the basis for a whole new creative and innovative world. Hence, it is important to encourage teaching and learning this valuable subject, Science! I am going to end this article with a quote that defines science the best; Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. - Edwin Powell Hubbles.

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