Two common "definitions" for Science:

  1. The body of knowledge and rules/laws/theories we have discovered regarding the natural world.

  2. The method of discovery and confirmation used by scientists. Classically we describe this process as the "Scientific Method" summarized in the steps below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measurements

Accuracy and Precision

 

Images of two targets showing a closely grouped hits vs. a scattered set of hits.

 

 

 

 

© R A Paselk

Last modified 23 January 2015