Scientific Method and Important Contributions
Write 400–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments.
• Explain the steps of the scientific method and their importance to invention and innovation.
• What is a pseudoscience? Why do they fail to conform to the scientific method?
• Research 1 of the influential scientists listed below, and report your findings to the class.
o Give a brief history of the scientist.
o Explain his or her contribution to science.
o Describe to the class how his or her discovery has shaped modern science of the 21st century.
List of influential scientists to select from:
o Alexander Fleming (1881–1955) for his contribution on penicillin
o Ernst Ruska (1906–1988) for his contribution on electron microscopes
o Marie Curie (1867–1934 for her contribution on radioactivity
o William Harvey (1578–1657) for his contribution on blood flow