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5 Reasons to Study Science
Transcript of 5 Reasons to Study Science
6th Grade Science - BMS I'd like to give you 5 reasons today. Science teaches us to solve problems Anyone remember what happened on April 20th in 2010? April 20, 2010 - Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico explodes killing eleven workers and begins the largest oil-related disaster in history. Photo from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ We watched the live feed from the underwater camera as numerous attempts to plug the leak failed. Photo from Gossone.com For nearly 100 days, between 92 and 327 MILLION gallons of oil flowed directly into the sea (depending on which worst-case estimate you believe). Photo from treehugger.com The ecosystem (wildlife, food chains, habitats) could be damaged for generations. Photo from saunderslawyers.com Humans depend on this ecosystem to provide both food and jobs. Photo from csmonitor.com What are some problems in the near future that need some scientific solutions? Medical Advancement Here are some diseases you really don't have to deal with that kids 100 years ago were terrified of getting... Polio Measles Chicken Pox What are your fears of getting sick? Cancer - Boys 1 in 2, Girls 1 in 3 Obesity - 20% of children, 65% of adults Safety Weather Automobiles What other ways has science made us safe? Interact with Nature We share the environment with others How else do we interact with nature? Discovery What else is out there? Exoplanets like Earth?