How Science Improves Our Lives

One of our main goals as educators is to bring coursework to life for our students. We do this, by not only teaching them the work itself, but also how it applies to their day-to-day life. Science is no exception. In fact, the way it has shaped our world is so profound that it is one of the easiest subjects to demonstrate our appreciation for. According to the Oxford dictionary, science is defined as "the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment."



The World of Science and Technology While our students learn their coursework, they will learn how to investigate real examples of science application. This helps them to discover the dependencies between science and morality, ethics, culture, economics, politics, and the environment. It’s fascinating stuff. Through scientific knowledge, human beings have been able to improve their quality of life at many different levels. Science can help make our day-to-day life better but it can also affect major global issues. We use Science to inform public policy and personal decisions on health, transportation, energy, conservation, agriculture, communication, defence, economics, leisure, and so much more. In fact, there’s almost no aspect of our lives that isn’t impacted by scientific knowledge.


How Has Science Changed Our World? Science and technology have completely reshaped our world. As anyone who keeps up to date with technology will know, that change is ongoing. Science is not just complicated formulas in textbooks. It provides us with practical solutions for our everyday lives and it helps us to understand and decode the world we live in. Science helps us to answer fundamental questions about our existence and making our lives profoundly better. Let’s look at some examples. Science has changed the way we communicate, work, live, dress, eat and how we get from place to place. Science has even changed the length of time we may live and the quality of our lives through its contributions to healthcare and medicine. Science has even changed our fundamental beliefs about the earth, the universe and our relation to other living creatures.


Science and Technology The idea of technology includes any sort of designed innovation. Science and technology have a mutually beneficial relationship. Advances in science help us to create more complex technology which is then able to help us uncover more scientific knowledge. The world as we know it today, would not be modern at all without the knowledge and innovative technological solutions we have that are enabled by science. Thanks to science, we can enjoy our smartphones, laptops and tablets. We can also get around in cars, busses and trains which makes our lives so much easier. Thanks to science we are also able to have hi-tech medical machinery that saves lives every day. The technologies that science has inspired include more than just fancy machinery. That could mean a flu vaccine, the technique and tools to perform any type of surgery, or even a new system of agriculture. Even the plastic in your sandwich bag or the ink in your pen are all possible due to scientific discovery.



What Would a World with No Science Look Like? There would be no computers. There would be no vehicles. There would be no way to use electricity. There would be no modern agriculture. There would be no modern medicine. There would be no new knowledge generation. The world would stagnate.

How Science Can Help You For our students, science is all of the above and so much more. The SKILL of learning science helps you to improve your analytical skills. Science teaches us how to think practically and analyse a large amount of information in a concise way. The ability to problem-solve and draw conclusions from evidence is an essential skill that will continue to serve students throughout their lives. When thinking about attending a university, students should consider the emphasis science will have on their choices. A high mark in the sciences will open doors for future degrees.

When considering future careers, bear in mind that graduates are likely to get well-paid work in science, engineering or medicine. To learn more about our approach to education or about our curricula and the other courses we offer, please contact us on +852 2383 0300 or info@meeducationhk.com.


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"My brother and I have been studying at ME for 2 years. When we first came, we only knew the basics, but after a year of learning math and science with Mr John, we were able to meet the standard of YCIS, thank you ME!"

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