We have to thank Biology for a number of things in our world. Understanding the inner workings of how we function in society, and in the natural world, is paramount to understanding what’s going on around us.
It may seem a little daunting when you look at all the various topics that Biology studies, but they can be broken down into four main things: life sciences, physical sciences, earth and space sciences , and mathematical and computational sciences.
The life sciences include the study of cells, genes, and molecules in living systems. This includes studying DNA, and other molecules that provide us our bodies with a living structure. The physical sciences involve the study of basic processes in nature through the use of experiments and other test equipment. These are things like chemistry, physics, and meteorology.
The Earth and space sciences are concerned with the behavior of the earth, solar system, and other planets in the universe. This includes things like studying weather patterns, climate change, and celestial phenomena. The last subject is mathematical and computational sciences which focuses on the use of mathematics and computer simulations in science.
The combined effect of these subjects enables scientists to understand more about our physical world and take concrete steps to improve on it. It’s because of this that we’re able to have this technology that we all have constant access to today.
We are constantly being bombarded by information. Our brains need to filter out a lot of the information to be able to focus on what we’re doing or find important. It’s because of this that we can take in a lot more than we think we can. We don’t always recognize it, but every small thing you learn affects your thoughts in some small way.
Learning something new can be scary, and it doesn’t always come easy. It’s the same concept with biology.
So much of it is in a very real and unsupervised form, that most people tend to forget that we have someone looking over our shoulders teaching us.
A quarter of the world is under 14 years old and that number continues to grow, meaning that there are going to have be a lot of teachers in the future.
American Association of Biology Teachers (AATB)
Biology Online Resource Center (BioRC)
International Society for the Study of the Origins of Life (ISSOL)