Thursday, December 22, 2016

Misconceptions



One of the biggest misconceptions about the scientific process can date far back within our learning and the start of our scientific thinking. As young students we are given the idea that science is extremely structured and can’t be broadened, science has no means of creativity, and a scientific problem is something that can be solved and proven only right or wrong. At first glance we make the scientific processes seem as if they are set in their ways and that there is no changing anything about the process or meaning. Although science at a quick glance looks set in its ways, the real interpretation of science steps us outside of the box that we started in as young scientists.
At a young age we started with basic structured labs and experiments that showed us strict ways about what science was and gave us an exact answer to why things worked this way or why they didn’t. Our first look at the process of science started us off with one of the biggest misconceptions. Making us think that science had to be one way and that there was no room for error or simpler ways to get similar results was not correct. Today as we move further into how we conduct experiments and can thoroughly note that science is a lot more than what we thought it to be based off of the misconceptions we trusted when we were younger.  When we are younger we are told how a reaction in science would work and then given an example like a lab. Today in a sciences class we are told what will happen but in some case what is told and predicted isn’t always exactly what ends up being shown. We were told that the purpose of scientific inquiry was to constantly prove a hypothesis to be correct after failure and constant examples we can be shown that having a correct hypothesis isn’t always the case and something new isn’t always proved in an experiment.
The creativeness and the importance of exploration is key to proving and hitting on the factors of the experimental process.  Science is much more than a step by step procedure to a result we already know the answer to. Science is constantly changing and you change it by constructing a new experiment to prove similar results and thinking outside of the box to find the true meaning to why things happen the way they do.  Science involves constructive thinking and open-mindedness towards endless outcomes and possibilities of an experiment. We need to not look at science as a set of just rules, theories and laws but a creative way of thinking and proving and disproving what we have in the world we live in. Without the creativeness and imagination of science we would have never been brought to the facts and theories we base tons of information on today.
Creativeness is a key part of the scientific process, showing that any idea or object is useful and has the possibility to lead you towards a conclusion within your data. Creativity is a new idea that has value in solving a problem and without it science would have never grown and the amount of question we still have today would have multiplied in size. Working in the science field you need to note that structure and basic procedures are not the root and only means of the scientific process. Science is so much more than just another data point or to prove a hypothesis. A lot of us think that science is just a bunch of facts that need to be proven, but with an open mind towards endless possibilities the creativeness within the scientific process comes into play.