In a zero-gravity environment, can a rocket-propelled spaceship ever attain a speed greater than the relative speed with which the burnt fuel is exhausted?
8/30-9/8 Notes Intro to Environmental cience I. Why study science II. What is science III. Scientific heories A. Plate tectonics B. Evolutionary theory IV. Environmental Science A. Definition B. Humanity’s r ole/relationship n Earth C. Current environmental issues *Video Clip: “Science in America- Neil Degrasse Tyson” ➔ What is science 1. A way o nowing the atural world 2. A body of knowledge acquired by the scientific method ➔ Why s tudy science 1. To u nderstand ature pure esearch) a. Curiosity b. ex.) Ben Franklin experimented with electricity out of curiousity; unknowing o f the future c. Problem: Many people lose vital, “childlike” curiosity, thus becoming ignorant and being unable to solve obvious environmental issues 2. Research to solve a particular problem (applied research) Scientific Method ● Make observations ○ See an issue/something about an object/situation ● Ask questions ○ “Why did …”