Content Specialist: Mrs. Rebecca Hyde (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The teaching of science offers students the ability to access a wealth of knowledge and information which will contribute to an overall understanding of how and why things work like they do. Science is able to explain the mechanics and reasons behind the daily functioning of complex systems, which range from the human body to sophisticated modern methods of transport. Science is everywhere.
A student rides to school on a bus, and in that instance alone, there are many examples of technology based on the scientific method. The school bus is a product of many areas of science and technology, including mechanical engineering and innovation. The systems of roads, lights, sidewalks and other infrastructure are carefully designed by civil engineers and planners. The smartphone in the student’s hand is a miracle of modern computer engineering.
Each and every student has been to the doctor and pharmacy, there is also a well-established path by which scientific discoveries are developed into new medical treatments. Clinical translation is the multi-step process of turning scientific discoveries made in the laboratory into real-world medical treatments. This process involves testing a potential new treatment in a series of experiments to assess its safety and effectiveness.
Outside the window, trees turn sunlight into stored energy and create the oxygen we need to survive. Whether “natural” or human-derived, every aspect of a student’s life is filled with science — from their own internal biology to the flat-screen TV in the living room.