Free Essay

Science in My Daily Life

In: Science

Submitted By madepi
Words 514
Pages 3
Science in my daily life

As the Earth completes yet another turn around it axis, the sunlight pours into my bedroom indicating it is time to wake up. In case I miss the hint, my alarm clock set, as usual, for seven o’clock will do the trick. I get up and enter the bathroom, pleasantly warm thanks to the radiator fed with hot water through a series of pipes connected to a central heating boiler. I remain a couple of extra minutes under the shower enjoying the warm water – courtesy again of my boiler -, and finally I am ready to get dressed, opting for a suit cut out of one of these new fabrics that are comfortable, warm and light all at the same time. In the kitchen, I prepare breakfast for four. I turn on the electric kettle to boil water for tea, while a jar of milk heats in the microwave. I turn on the gas oven to warm up the brioche I baked yesterday. It smells delicious and it looks even better, golden and spongy due to the work of yeast. And, while the rest of the family comes down to have breakfast, I turn on the radio to listen to the latest news around the Globe.

I have been awaken for just some twenty minutes and science is all around me: the movement of planets, the electricity, the water treatment, the transformation and piping of the gas we use to cook and heat out homes, the chemistry behind new fabrics, the radio waves or the power of the small fungi we use for our pastries. Whatever I do, whatever I see, science is at the heart of everything.

And the day has just begun. What about the car I will drive to get to work, the computer I am just using to write these words or the telephone that will allow me to speak with my husband who is abroad on a business trip? By the way, he has taken one of those flying machines invented by the Wright brothers and that we call airplanes to cross the Atlantic. I just hope every volcano on the surface of the Earth will be nice and quiet for the next two weeks. Truth is I have found it difficult – probably impossible – to think about an aspect of my life which is not affected by one branch of science or the other, being it astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, or all of them working together.

Nevertheless, as a person who has been suffering from a disease for most of her life, there are two branches of science that especially affect my life to the point that there would not be such thing as a life for me without them. I refer to biology and chemistry, and I grateful to all biologists and chemists that had explored the human body and developed medicines in the past, to those who continue to do so nowadays, and, of course, to all those who would dedicate their lives to these branches of science in the future.

Similar Documents

Free Essay

Methods of Mutation

...front door, unlock it, and reach in to turn on the light switch located inside by the front door. The light strangely does not turn on, now what? Its clear that there must be some explanation as is to why the light did not turn on, my first reaction would be to try one more time to see if “it really was the light” and not human error. Using the scientific method, I came up with two different reasons/scenarios as to how and why the light did not turn on in hopes that one will solve the current situation. Trial #1: * Observe: I have observed that the light does not work, since I tried flicking the switch a couple of times. * Hypothesis: Since the light is not working my first thought would be that the light bulb has burnt out. * Experiment: Since the house is dark, I take out my phone in hopes it will shine a path to the next light switch, which is a couple feet away. I switch on that light and observe if it or isn’t working. * Data: Once I have figured out if the other lights are working or not I can come up with my conclusion and collect my data. My data would conclude if the lights in the other part of the house were working or not. * Communicate/Conclusion: Once I observed my option of turning on another light I can see if my hypothesis was correct. If the light in another room worked I could conclude that the light walking in the front door has burnt out and I need to replace the light bulb. If the lights in the other room do not turn on I need to......

Words: 1536 - Pages: 7

Premium Essay


...The word 'science' is derived from the Latin word 'scientia' which means knowledge. Therefore, science is about gaining knowledge either through observing, studying, experience, or practice. Entire knowledge acquired through science is about discovering truths, finding facts, uncovering phenomenon hidden by the nature. Observations and experimentation, in science, support in describing truth and realities through systematic processes and procedures. For me, science is an intellectual set of activities designed to uncover information about anything related to this world in which we live. The information gathered is organized through scientific methods to form eloquent patterns. In my opinion the primary objective of science is to gather information and to distinguish the order found between facts. What Science Means to Me as an Upcoming Scientist Science exposes several ideas along with significant themes so that I could test them independently and without any bias to arrive at solid conclusion. For this purpose exchange of data and materials is necessary. I am able to generate real and tangible facts supported by reliable evidence. Work of scientist is based on theoretical science. It means, in theoretical science, there is only a sign, just a hint on which discoveries could be made, facts could be found. While studying science I am always working for determining truth, based on my perceptions, judgment, observation, experience, and knowledge collected through several means...

Words: 1529 - Pages: 7

Premium Essay

Scientific Method

...Asif Chowdhury SC300: Big Ideas in Science Professor: Judy Ikawa Unit 9 11/22/2011 Many of us use the scientific method unconsciously on a daily basis, for work, tasks such as cooking and budgeting. The same elements present in traditional scientific inquiry are present in these everyday examples. Understanding how to apply the scientific method to these seemingly non-scientific problems can be valuable in furthering one's career and in making health-related decision. The scientific method is a process to ask question and answer scientific problem solving by making observation and doing experiments. We can follow the below steps to solve our problem scientifically: Observation This is the first part of scientific method is discovered upon direct observation of what is around us. As a scientist we have to look critically and attempt to avoid all kind if sources and bias in this observation. Ask question The second step in the scientific method is formulated by questions. Ask as many questions as we need to answer. Science can answer many questions, but there are some which cannot be answered by science. Hypothesis The next part of our scientific method is to form a hypothesis. This is simply an educated guess as to the answer for the question. Prediction The prediction is an official way to put a hypothesis to a test. If the test works most likely we are on a right track to solve our problem. If we have carefully designed our hypothesis to be sure......

Words: 1530 - Pages: 7

Premium Essay

Economics in Daily Life

...Economics of Daily Life Economics of Daily Life Economics is a study of how society manages its scarce resources. The literal translation for economy is “one who manages a household.” “In an increasingly complex world connected by social and economic interaction and interdependence, news of stock market fluctuations, consumer confidence scores, and various economic indicators fill the media” (Broome & Preston-Grimes, 2011). This means that economics is everywhere, even in a home. Every household makes decisions that follow the economic principles. There are tradeoffs, and incentives. Supply and demand regularly show up in a household setting, as do decisions regarding limits on price and time. I am a single mom and the science of economics is a daily occurrence, at the grocery store, while doing homework, and in my choice of home and bills. Economics is an inevitable part of most people’s daily lives. It occurs in every facet of home, work, and school. There are ten principles to economics. They are the decisions that need to be made in regards to the jobs that need to be done, and the management of the resources that will allow the necessities to be provided. One of the principles that occur most in my daily life is tradeoffs. Tradeoffs occur when a person has to choose between one thing and another, forgoing one desirable option, for the more beneficial, sometimes undesired option. In a study done in 2011, a Montessori middle school set up a school store. Some...

Words: 1224 - Pages: 5

Free Essay

Personal Exploration of Knowledge

...Personal Exploration of Knowledge Darchelle Mitchell University of Phoenix Personal Exploration of Knowledge What is epistemology? Simply put, it is the science or study of knowledge. It is curious that often human beings do not question the origin of knowledge, especially concerning common-sense beliefs and practices, taking on the notion that having been there always, it is tested, established, and proven to be true over practice. If knowledge is socially created and structured by man, it will also be subject to the flaws and fallibility and human thought. Epistemology addresses this by asking questions like - how is knowledge acquired and established, how do we know what we know, what is knowledge? These are basic and intriguing questions about knowledge that is not often addressed by us human beings when confronted with new or ordinary ideas and knowledge systems. They are important to ask however simply because human society's bedrock is knowledge; we live our lives influenced by systems of knowledge that control our ways of thinking, doing, and living from our simplest to most complicated tasks.                                                                     Epistemology               To truly understand epistemology as the philosophy and science of knowledge, it is important to understand what knowledge means. Knowledge is the knowing and familiarity of a skill, a person, an event, of facts, of descriptions, of abstract concepts. Acquiring......

Words: 1492 - Pages: 6

Free Essay

Albatross Anchor

...Unit 9: Importance of Science in Everyday Life Jacob Barac Kaplan University SC300- 16: Big Ideas in Science Instructor: Holly Painter October 27, 2012 Importance of Science in everyday Life For all the millenniums that humans have lived on the Earth, the most important aspect of existence has been the application of science in people’s life. Everything that occurs on earth, whether it is technological advancement or domestication of animals and crops is done by using science as the main catalyst or the driving force behind everyday humans’ success. It should not be surprising to anyone to see that science and its application of various methods is central and so essential to all the discoveries that people make around the world. Methodically, science is use as a guide to everything that humans do, and without it, life would be almost impossible to attain because human beings are not like other animals. The physical characteristics that humans have separate them from other known mammals. Therefore, innovative approach by means or through application of science and technology close the gap that exists between other animals and humans. With that being said, science is a machine that makes life easier to all humans on the planet. It is not surprising to witness humans looking for answers and solutions to all sorts of problem. This is so because humans are fond of using science to make discoveries. As normal as the life itself, the fact that light did not come on is......

Words: 1514 - Pages: 7

Premium Essay

Science Meets Real Life

...SCIENTIFIC METHOD There is no mistaking it - the benefits from science are all around us. It has made our daily lives better through medicine, healthcare, technological, electrical and even mechanical innovation. If you are reading this paper on a computer, it is science that made it all possible. Understanding the many complexities of science can be quite a difficult undertaking, however, there is a common denominator that all scientists use in achieving the amazing results that they achieve; they use the scientific method. The scientific method allows scientists to utilize a common approach to address the requirements of the scientific community. These techniques allow other scientists, as well as just the layman, to know that there has been a standardized system applied to the scientific process. I will present a brief example of what the scientific method is and how to apply it to a real life issue. I have just arrived at home after a late night at work. I begin walking up to my front door and observe that the front porch light is not on. "That is interesting", I think to myself, "I wonder what it could be?" I begin to gather other information. I notice that there are lights on in my neighbor's house as well as a light being on in my own house in the kitchen. This tells me that there is not a power outage in my neighborhood. I open my front door and flip the interior light switch on and off; still the light does not come on. ......

Words: 1501 - Pages: 7

Premium Essay

Science Meets Real Life

...Page 1 Science Meets Real Life Science Meets Real Life Jackie Hoskins SC300 November 13, 2011 Page 2 The scientific method involves using several steps in order to reach a conclusion about a particular inquiry.   The steps are basically an investigation process.   The method is an ongoing cycle day in and day out.   Some of the steps in the scientific method occur at the same time, in a different order or even can be repeated during the experiment in order to improve the conclusion. ( 2011). What steps are taken? Typically, the scientific method involves the following steps: First, ask a question or other questions in relation to the subject or topic. The questions need to be specific in order to provide direct focus to the inquiry.   Secondly, research the topic. The research needs to be detailed in order to learn as much as possible to help with your question. Third, formulate a hypothesis. A hypothesis is a statement regarding the cause and effect of the situation surrounding your question. Fourth, Test the hypothesis. Testing involves the planning and carrying out of a procedure or set of procedures to gather data ( 2011). Whether we know it or not the scientific method is being used in everything we do. Take for instance that I arrive at home after dark and after opening the door I reach for the light switch and when I flip the switch to turn the light on nothing happens. I ask myself why is the light out?   Or ask myself did...

Words: 1451 - Pages: 6

Premium Essay

Science Final

...Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Louis Pasteur, Nikola Tesla and so forth. The characteristics these great men all shared were their focus on and expansion of the periphery of scientific progress and quality of life for our race. In the media however, these men seem to take a back seat to the characters of scientists played on Broadway and on the silver screen. The portrayal of scientists in the media, at least in fictional platforms of media; i.e. prime time television shows, movies, books, plays, show eccentric and often deranged, disheveled men franticly working away, mad with power and playing god. In the animated comedy “Futurama”, created by Matt Groining, the “Professor”, whom is a scientist, is portrayed as a senile old man on the verge of death and/or dementia. The “typical” media portrayal of fictional scientists is exploited in the animated series, and serve as a good reflection, and a small truth on how society sees our scientist. Other characters that come to mind are Dr. Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll. All three fictional characters share the odd characteristic of reckless abandon in the pursuit of a greater good, only to loose control and overstep their bounds with dire consequences. The characteristics that I see in my vision of a scientist are 1.) A desire to contribute to human progress. 2.) Highly educated and intelligent. 3.) Stylish hair. I...

Words: 1259 - Pages: 6

Premium Essay

Big Ideas in Science

...until I found out why the light wasn't working. Do background research: The light doesn't come on the first time that I flick the switch. Based on experience I know a few potential causes of this observation, namely: faulty switch, no electricity, or burnt out light bulb. Using this background information I can then form a hypothesis as to why the light bulb didn't come on when I flicked the switch. Hypothesis: The light bulb didn't come on when I turned the switch because the light bulb has burnt out. Experiment: Take the old bulb and test it in a known working socket (at a neighbor's). Experiments should ideally have only two possible outcomes. Either they will support the hypothesis or disprove it. If the light doesn't work at my neighbor’s house then there is something wrong with the bulb. If it does then something else is causing the lack of light. Results: The old light bulb lights up when placed in a working socket at our neighbor’s house. Now we know that there is nothing wrong with that old bulb. But we still don't know why it didn't light in the first place. It's time to test another hypothesis. Hypothesis 2: The light bulb didn't come on because there is no electricity running to the...

Words: 1562 - Pages: 7

Premium Essay

Healthy Eating Plan Comparison

...challenges have made cooking and eating at home more of a challenge then ever. To avoid too much take-out, I have been eating dinner at my mother’s house, and bringing easy to fix ingredients to work, which I can store in a work fridge for the time being. Since I am working full-time, a full-time student, and now live in a home that is under construction, I have to be more conscience about abusing convenient fast food and take-out options. This course has made me a much more conscientious eater, but I still have room for improvement. I believe that I eat less take-out now, and I have been avoiding the donuts and bagels often brought in by coworkers. Currently, I am trying to eat healthier and incorporate more activity into my day because of recent health issues. I know now, more then ever, that what we eat affects us in more ways then we think. A healthy and balanced life consists of balance in all areas, especially when nurturing our bodies. The digestive system and our choices do make a difference; even in health areas we may think are not related to what we eat. My Current Eating Habits After completing the Food Diary Checkpoint for a second time, I realize I still have room for improvement, but I have followed through on many of my plans from the Healthy Eating Plan assignment because of my goals to eat a more balanced diet for a more balanced life, and to lose a little bit of weight and feel better about myself. The most effective strategy was to avoid the......

Words: 1153 - Pages: 5

Premium Essay

Common Sense as a Source of Knowledge

...Common Sense and Science as Sources of Knowledge There are many sources of knowledge as the society progresses. In this case, the most controversial question would be whether or not common sense can be accounted as a reliable source of knowledge? Although both common sense and science can be taken into account as sources of knowledge, I will argue that to some extent common sense and scientific knowledge are still very different from one another. That is, scientific knowledge is much more highly valued and reliable than common sense. By definition, common sense is a knowledge that is developed from daily basis, and is primarily based on the viewer’s observation, while scientific knowledge is generated from a constant formal of testing in the real world. In this essay, I will discuss the weaknesses and strengths of common sense and scientific knowledge and defend my position for why scientific knowledge is generally regarded as more reliable and authoritative than common sense. In this section, I will discuss the main strengths of common sense and science. Arthur E. Murphy, an American philosopher, believed that the ability to learn by experience is the most fundamental factor in our intellectual progress. On one hand, namely, common sense is both common and sensible. That is, common sense beliefs can be easily observed by individuals and it is rather comprehensible. Science, on the other hand, uses a rational methodology. Also, along with that science further......

Words: 1393 - Pages: 6

Premium Essay


...Jasmine Petersen Dr. Abdeljabbar MAT 1111 April 23, 2014 Algebra is one of the most important subjects someone can learn. It is a subject that transfers into daily life. A lot of people do not realize that they are using algebra. Algebra can be anything from calculating the amount of money you’ve spent on your grocery shopping, designing structural plans for a building, and keeping track of the calories you have in your diet. Our professor told us that in every subject, we use math. My major is chemistry and mathematics is used widely in chemistry as well as all other sciences. Mathematical calculations are absolutely necessary to explore important concepts in chemistry. You’ll need to convert things from one unit to another. For example, you need to convert 12 inches to feet. Also, we use simple arithmetic to balance equations. A lot of things I’ve had learned from this course and one of them was that we use Math for everyday life. I’ve also learned many ways how to solve equations such as linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic equations. All the material that we did learn was all easy to learn and understand. I believe that the instructor did a good job explaining on how to solve problems. If my friend was asking me how to determine the differences between the equation of the ellipse and the equation of the hyperbola, I would first give he or she the definition of the two words ellipse and hyperbola. An ellipse is a set of all points in a plane such that the......

Words: 623 - Pages: 3

Premium Essay

Ways Biology Plays a Role in Life

...Ways Biology Plays a Role in Everyday Life and Benefits Society A. Biology is used by doctors to treat diseases in humans and animals. Farmers use biology to understand their crops. Marine biologists use biology to protect and understand ocean life. Nutritionists use biology to understand the way bodies interact with food. Health inspectors use biology to set standards for food safety. B. Biology is a person's daily life. The food you eat was produced using biological processes. There are quadrillions of biochemical reactions going on in your body at any given moment. Your environment is affected by biological processes, many organisms and chemicals found in your environment affect you. C. Any drug you ever take to cure your headache or eliminate an infection was developed using biology (and chemistry & etc.). Making breads and cheeses depends on biological processed carried out by yeasts and molds. All the oxygen you breathe was generated by biological processes (specifically, photosynthesis). Virtually all the energy you use was created by biological processes. (Oil and coal are both ultimately derived from plant matter.) D. Biology connects to my life due to many factors; for one my school is almost completely surrounded by a swamp in which, occasionally, I see its various organisms and plant species.  Another way biology connects to my everyday life is the bread I eat, in which before it’s made into a sandwich (or even into bread for that......

Words: 780 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay


...1. Explain why the task of philosophy is to search for meaning. In my opinion, Philosophy was created because many people today are searching for the meaning in their lives. We have a lot of questions like ‘Why I am here? Who am I?, ’ etc. Most of us are seeking for the correct answers on questions on our daily life. The universities or schools enables students to openly explore and learn, but still, it is not enough to fulfil or answer our questions, so that’s why philosophy was created and its main task is to search for the meaning, philosophy can answer our questions in many possible ways. 2. Why is philosophy important to human development and existence? I think that philosophy is important to human development because it can be served as a guide for us on our daily life because philosophy can fulfil our needs for information and philosophy can enhance our knowledge. I think that if philosophy not exists, cell phones, laptops, and other gadgets also not exists. So that’s why philosophy is important to human development and existence. Comparative Analysis - Relate Philosophy with the following: a. Science They are both trying to find answers about life that’s why philosophy and science are related to each other. I think that science is on fact, while philosophy is based on people's beliefs or ways of thinking. In addition, science has many theories, theories that seeks truths and answers like philosophy. b. History I think that history and......

Words: 519 - Pages: 3