Physical science investigates physical and chemical phenomena and explains and predicts events in the physical environment through scientific inquiry and the application of scientific models, theories, and laws. The subject also addresses society’s need to understand how the physical environment works in order to benefit from and responsibly care for it.
Indigenous knowledge also plays a major role in innovation and development and is part of physical science research. Indigenous knowledge is the knowledge that communities had, used, and still use, and this knowledge has been passed down through generations and has been the source of many technological innovations. This subject offers many path ways in the medical field, engineering, and even technology.
About the Book
There are many skills to learn in the physical sciences. These include unit handling skills, basic math skills, and laboratory skills. This chapter will review some of these skills that you should know before you begin studying physical science. This chapter is intended as a reference guide to assist you in your journey of studying physical science.
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