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"Science in our daily lives". Explain.
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Science is deeply and widely widely rooted in everything we do today, including common activities of our daily life.
We get up in the morning and look at the watch to find out what is the time. the concept of measuring this time as well as the device we use to measure it is a gift of science to us. The toothpaste we use to brush our teeth, the soap we use for our bath, and so many thing in our daily use have been designed and developed using the scientific knowledge of our products.
The house we live in is designed and constructed using scientific knowledge of engineering, and the gas and electricity we get to run all these appliance as well as the appliances themselves are available to us because of the knowledge and techniques based on scientific knowledge.
The very act of asking question on enotes and getting replies from people across the world would not have been possible without contribution of science in developing and manufacturing the hardware, software, and other systems of information technology.
Wearing clothes is a very common activities. We believe there is no great technology involved in clothes, but reality is that we consider this field so ordinary, not because the degree of scientific knowledge used in this field is limited, but because we have become so familiar with this product. In reality textiles and clothing were one of the earliest fields to use scientific knowledge, and because of the long history of it development, textile industry has contributed substantially to develop many other fields of science and technology.
If one were to list all the minor and major things we use in our daily lives, which are avaiable to us only through science, the list is likely to run into thousands of item, and still we will not be sure if the list is complete.
Posted by krishna-agrawala on August 8, 2009 at 4:37 PM (Answer #1)
High School Teacher
If we enumerate all the things we make use of daily and examine the history of all those things before they reached us, we can understand how many of them has science in their making. We use our surrounding environment like air to breathe, water to drink,food to nourish ourselves and grow ,and shelter to protect ouselves , clothing to cover and protect our body and many other things to make ourselves convenient and reduce our effort and tiredness and to keep us happy. A cursory examination makes us feel that there so many things which are the products science and technology.
Necessity is the mother of invention. Man has read the book of nature and finds how he can make use of nature for himself respecting all the natural existence.
Science is a collection systematic knowledge regarding our surrounding and how best we can make use of them for ourselves as well as all for all living beings. Probably the type of kwoledge had its accelerated growing after the 18th century onwards.History gives lot of facts and reasons. The result is we know how to replace human/animal labour with machines and produce more, how the water and wind power can be translated into electricity, the easiest portable power now, how we can share our knowedge as many people as possible but as quickly as possible using communication equipments and technology. The areas of benifits are transport (compare it to around 200 tears back), industrial production, agriculture, shelter, food production, water management, urbanisation, entertainment and finally managing with the environment itself.All these are part of our daily living, where science is contributing every second.
Just think of for a moment a failure of electricity or water , we feel the part played by science in our daily life. From the tiniest particle of an atom to the vast universe we had accumulated a very small part of infinite knowledge of nature and we are in continuous persuit of it . Why? It is for you think.
Posted by neela on August 11, 2009 at 11:47 PM (Answer #2)
High School Teacher
I can go on and on....
1.) My husband is a machinist. Basically he makes parts out of metal that are used in assembly. He uses science daily. He has to know which metals are malleable, which are good conductors, etc.
2.) Gardening---you need to understand what roles potassium, phosporous, and nitrogen play in plant growth. that way when your plants or lawn aren't looking well you can diagnose and solve the problem easily. You then know which fertilizer to buy, and what the numbers on the lawn food mean.
3.) Cooking- without science we wouldn't understand why it's important to cook pork and chicken and drink pasteurized milk. Cooking is also an application of chemistry. You know the properties of each ingredient, and mix them together to create new products. Why does yeast make bread rise...Biology helps you understand that.
Posted by pmeaton on August 21, 2009 at 9:31 PM (Answer #3)
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