Introduction to Science


            The word science is derived from the Latin word “Scentia” which means knowledge. We can define ‘Science is a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged which helps us in understanding and illustrating natural phenomenon.” It can also be defined as “the study of systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.” It also helps us in making prediction about the behavior of natural phenomenon. Technology, from the Greek word ‘’technologia’’ which means the study of art and skill. It uses the science’s theories and laws to make equipment and apparatus. However, science and technology work hand in hand to improve the quality of human life. The development of science produced countless discoveries and inventions which have positive and negative effects. Science has provided excellent service for the betterment of man-kind. It has also played a vital role in the transformation of human civilization. There are lots of advantages and disadvantages, which the science and technology can give to people and its environment.