“What is Science?” Science is the study of how the natural world works. It is used for economic/technologic development. This was my original answer to the inquiry question when it was prompted at the beginning of my first ESCI 310 class.
My answer was just one of the many answers that were given in class. Comparing my answer to my classmates it’s a is very…rigid answer? Narrow answer? Well it is a very specific answer. It is a wrong answer? No, but from discussing the prompt “What is Science?” with my classmates, I think that my answer was… how do I describe this? Like if my answer was a arrow that hit the target, but not the bullseye.
Let’s looks at my some classmates answers.
Science is … how the world works
Science is … experimental
Science is … non-binary
Science is … classist
Science is … knowledge about anything
Science is … etc, etc, etc.
Like my answer, these answers are not wrong, but I think they not hitting the bullseye.
Like there’s no wrong answers. I think is really depends on the context.
In the future I will be teaching elementary grade students science. What is science for these elementary students?
By using the chart from the textbook, Natural Curisoity, I think science, in this context, is for learning the relationships between things and learn our relationship with them. But by the end of this ESCI course my answer might change.
Table 1: Relating Indigenous Perspectives to Natural Curiosity
|Indigenous Perspective||Natural Curiosity|
|Strong sense of spirituality||Branch I – Inquiry and Engagement|
|Deeply rooted in place||Branch II – Experiential Learning|
|Recognition that everything|
|Branch III – Integrated Learning|
|Emphasis on reciprocity||Branch IV – Moving Toward|
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Course Inquiry Questions: - What is science?