Scientific Way of Thinking DB

400–500 words

Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

  • Explain the steps of the scientific method and their importance to invention and innovation.
  • What is a pseudoscience? Why do they fail to conform to the scientific method?
  • Research 1 of the influential scientists listed below, and report your findings to the class.
    • Give a brief history of the scientist.
    • Explain his or her contribution to science.
    • Describe to the class how his or her discovery has shaped modern science of the 21st century.

List of influential scientists to select from:

  • Alexander Fleming (1881–1955) for his contribution on penicillin
  • Ernst Ruska (1906–1988) for his contribution on electron microscopes
  • Marie Curie (1867–1934 for her contribution on radioactivity
  • William Harvey (1578–1657) for his contribution on blood flow
  • Louis Pasteur (1822–1895) for his contribution on germ theory of disease and the rabies vaccination
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