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S MULLA – 60902515 – PST202G – Compilation of Exam Paper Answers (2016 – 2018) 1 | P a g e 1. Dis cus s the nature and origin of Natural S cience. [10] An interest in natural S cience involves finding out about and making sense of the natural world. Natural S cience is rooted in the belief that nature is comprehensible, which means it is not capricious and magical but rather it is rationally ordered and can therefore be known and understood. Natural S cience as we know today combines direct, experimental investigation of nature with reasoned, inductive logical thinking in order to interpret, explain and make generalizations about the patterns or regularities observed in nature. The founders of natural science were Galileo Galilei, J ohannes Kepler and S ir Isaac Newton. We are not saying that natural science did not exist before these men. Ancient Greeks, Arabs and C hinese were great mathematician, engineers and astronomers but their reasons were based mainly on intuitive ideas and perceptual experience. The founders of experimental science stressed human shortcomings and the subsequent need for testing intuitive ideas and perceptual experience against reality. Their theories were subjected theories to the test of observation and experimentation. On the basis of these assumptions natural science made great progress, both natural science and technology have made it possible to become transcultural. E xperimental science and technology are part of very few cultural products that have crossed all cultural boundaries and are acknowledges and used worldwide. F rom the above statements we have made clear that natural science is a body of knowledge which is filled with ideas and concepts that explain natural things and events as well as a method of gaining knowledge. 2. Why is Natural S cience E ducation Valuable? Dis cus s B riefly [10] Natural S cience is the search of the true works of nature which has been of great value purely on practical grounds only. S cience and technology has played a significant role in improving the quality of life such as eliminating diseases, pests, famine etc. Natural S cience has become moral valuable through its search for the truth. It originated where scientist believed in the direction reality and the truth took them, they achieved this with a mindset that included a questioning attitude, a desire to discover the truth and humility. All these things are not only essential for Natural S cience but also for all real learning experiences. R eal learning in all other fields most of the time involves an unfriendly task of admitting to one’s own errors which Downloaded by TIAAN VAN DER MERWE ([email protected]) lOMoARcPSD|4092281
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S MULLA – 60902515 – PST202G – Compilation of Exam Paper Answers (2016 – 2018) 2 | P a g e demands them to be honest, have humility and a sense of responsibility.
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