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What Is Science? (K-2 Version) | Reading Material | Grades K-2
DEFINITION OF SCIENCE

Science is using evidence to learn about the world around us. Scientists do experiments and use their senses to collect evidence.

To better understand how science works…

DEFINITION OF SCIENCE. Science is using evidence to learn about the world around us. Scientists do experiments and use their senses to collect evidence. To better understand how science works…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

Scientists use their senses to learn about the world.

wolf howling in the forest

Scientists can learn a lot just by listening. By listening to wolves howl, scientists can learn how many wolves there are, or even where they are located.

Scientists use their senses to learn about the world. Scientists can learn a lot just by listening. By listening to wolves howl, scientists can learn how many wolves there are, or even where they are located.
wolf howling in the forest

Scientists can use their sense of touch and smell.

touching the skin of a shark to collect evidence

To learn about a shark’s skin, scientists can feel the shark’s skin. Even though the shark’s skin looks smooth, by touching it scientists learned that their skin is rough.

Scientists can use their sense of touch and smell. To learn about a shark’s skin, scientists can feel the shark’s skin. Even though the shark’s skin looks smooth, by touching it scientists learned that their skin is rough.
touching the skin of a shark to collect evidence

Scientists conduct a lot of experiments to learn about the world.

scientist demonstrates an experiment

Scientists collect evidence by doing experiments. In an experiment, scientists only change one thing at a time to be sure they know what caused the change they observed.