is Biology studied?
Biology is an ongoing record of discoveries that arise from people asking questions
about the natural world. Is is based on the idea that natural phenomena
have natural causes that can be discovered by testing.
and the search for their answers, form the basis of all sciences, and science is limited
to questions that can be tested.
Explanations are sought using a process known as Scientific Method. This approach requires
evidence to answer questions. Note: The
scientific method is not a rigid set of rules that must all be done;
but makes up the 'common threads' of most successful experiments. The Scientific
Method is based on a number of sets of skills collectively known as Science Process Skills:
some aspect of nature.
2. Questioning: "Why do...?" "What happens
if I...?" "How does...?"
3. Inferring: Develop a
hypothesis (a possible explanation that
may answer the question)
4. Prediction: Make a prediction of what the outcome would be if the hypothesis were true
This is called deductive,
or "if-then", reasoning
Test the prediction
by experiments, observations, or models.
Usually, a literature search is done before
doing the test to avoid "reinventing the wheel".
If the tests do not confirm the prediction, determine whether the hypothesis
may need to be modified.
If the tests do confirm the prediction,
repeat the tests for
Explain the results and Report the conclusions via papers in scientific journals (peer-reviewed.