Lashundra Jones_Final Project_SC300_Unit 9

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Science Meets Real Life 1 Science Meets Real Life: Unit 10 Final Project Lashundra T. Jones Kaplan University SC300-09 Professor Morris December 5, 2010
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Science Meets Real Life 2 Science Meets Real Life: Unit 10 Final Project With life you never know what to expect, a famous actor once quoted in a movie “Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you will get.” (Forrest Gump, 2000). That was an understatement if you were to ask me! But what most individuals don’t realize is that life and science go hand and hand. We use reasoning to denote certain things about people or places. We even use the scientific method to solve everyday problems without even realizing it. Take a look at two of my life scenarios and see how I applied the scientific method to each of these problems and came up with my solution. After that we will take a ride and see why I cannot live with or without science. So hold this should be an interesting journey. As I started my entrance into my home one night after getting off late to find that the light to the front room would not come on. I asked myself two questions; why did the light not come on and what could be wrong with it? Here is where we use the scientific method in our lives without even giving it a second thought. After I asked those two questions I had to do some research and come up with a few good reasons or in science terms (construct a hypothesis) as to why the light did not come on. After careful consideration I came up with two hypotheses that needed to be tested. My first hypothesis was to check the light bulb to see if it needed to be change. After removing the light bulb and doing the infamous shake that we do to see if a bulb is still good I noted that it was bad so I proceed to change it. Once I changed the bulb I noticed that the light still would not come on. I had to go back to the beginning and try my other hypothesis which is to check the circuit breakers. After I fumbled my way through the front room and back out to the garage where the breaker box was, I checked it for any tripped fuses. And to my surprise no fuses had been tripped. So what was the problem? After going back into the house I thought about everything that I had tried and then I tried to think about what else could possibly
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Science Meets Real Life 3 be wrong. Then a light bulb came on in my head and I came up with a hypothesis that I needed to check the rest of the house. After a quick survey I noticed everything was blacked out. The microwave, DVD player, the stereo and to confirm things the refrigerator all were out. I immediately call the power company with thoughts of me forgetting to pay the bill in my head. Once I reached customer service it was reported to me that a tree fell on a power line and
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