Jun 142014

Question by Sabir: what is the hardest and easiest sciences in order ?
earth science , biology,chemistry,physics, and if you have any more science classes including ap

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Answer by PoissonFish
This is entirely too much of an opinion that we probably can’t answer this for you satisfactorily. If I think that biology is the hardest science, you might think that physics is.

If you are interested in science, try taking classes for each of the broad categories, such as chemistry and physics, and see what you like best!

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Jun 072014

Question by .: What sciences should i take in highschool to become a dentist?
I made a mistake and took earth science but now i want to become a dentist… ive heard that you have to take physics, chemistry and biology… is this true?
im in the 11th grade

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Answer by cliftonstewart11
Chemistry is probably the most important science you will need to know. In college you will have to take organic chemistry, so try to pay attention as much as you can.

Any of the natural sciences are very important to understand when persuing dentistry. Physics is important, but not as important as the natural sciences.

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May 092014

Question by irlnnl: Sciences that require little math?
I am currently an engineer major but i hate it so much. The mathematics is just too difficult for me, and even the non math classes have math (i.e. physics, fluid mechanics).

What type of science majors require little math, as in no further or not much further than calc?

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Answer by eri
Physics is applied math. You’re not going to get away from math in physics, astronomy, or geology (past the intro level, anyway). Biology is probably your best bet for a science that doesn’t expect much math; chem requires a bit more but not past calculus (if even calculus).

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Apr 202014

Question by : How can I learn about natural sciences (physics, astronomy, astrophysics) if they are not related to my major?
I love science but the only sciences I somewhat understand are biological and social science but I know almost nothing when it comes to the natural sciences (except biological) I would love to learn about physics and astronomy. I want to mention that in high school I only took the most basic physics and astronomy classes (only one time) I am in my first year of college for (majoring in nursing so physics and astronomy are not pre-reqs) and I’m taking psychology, nutrition (biology) and chemistry.

I try reading articles about astrophysics and it’s obvious I need to know about it before I can understand it

I know it’s helpful, if not necessary, to have some mathematical knowledge and being familiar with the scientific method.

Where should I start? Is there a book someone can recommend?

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Answer by eri
You can take a class in those subjects even if they aren’t related to your major. That’s what electives are for. Or you can get an intro astronomy book out of the library.

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Feb 012014

Question by Yunster: Has anyone done 3 sciences in VCE?
Has anyone done 3 sciences in VCE (i.e bio, chem, physics)? was it hard? did u get good marks (A or A+)?

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Answer by MistyRose
Im really not sure about VCEs but Im doing 3 sciences in IB. I had to write to the IBO to apply because IB wants you to choose subjects from different areas.

I must say it is really really really hard. I am seriously struggling. Last year I was top of my year group for Science. This year, I have to stay up till past 1 o clock to maintain my place LOL!. My best friend who is doing 2 sciences (chem and physics) complains allllll the time that she can’t cope.
So it depends on you.

If you are willing to work your brains out. But overall if i get the chance to choose again, I wouldn’t do all 3. way to stressful.

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Jan 222014

Question by nikosmommy28: Pretend that you are in a discussion with friends and the topic is hard sciences versus soft sciences. It is?
argued that psychology is not a true science at all, as are sciences like chemistry and physics. How would you defend the proposition that psychology is a true science?

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Answer by PooPooLaTrash
Psychology is a social science. Chemisty and physics are natural sciences.

To answer you, they are all sciences, but approached and studied differently. The natural sciences are based on experimental, quantifiable data or the scientific method and focus on accuracy and objectivity, where the social sciences are rooted in methodology and theory. Just because something isn’t a natural science doesn’t mean it isn’t a science, it’s merely a different type. Apples and oranges.

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Nov 132013

Question by Sian: Which course is more important when applying for Life Sciences: Physics or Calculus?
Hi, I’m planning my grade twelve courses now (I go to an Ontario high school) and I’m debating whether I should take SPH4U (Physics) or MCV4U (Calculus and Vectors). I want to apply to McMaster and UTM (University of Toronto, Mississauga) for the Life Sciences undergraduate program. Which do these universities look for more and which will better prepare me?

P.S. I’m in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program which doesn’t give me enough space to take both, I’m gonna be taking this in summer school as it is :D

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Answer by oklatonola
Calculus. Physics is APPLIED calculus IRL.

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Nov 062013

Question by Nightvision: How important is mathematical intuition in physics and other sciences?
I just feel like I don’t have that math “sense” that some people do, and I don’t just get math like some of the really smart people in my school.
However, I work really hard and I got top grades in Calculus AB and BC.
In classes like AP Physics C, I can also get top grades but I had to work really hard also.

I’m goin to UC Berkeley and I’m just worried that not having that math intuition will destroy me in universities and beyond. Please share some insights!


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Answer by David N
Intuition is a no-no in the sciences!

Science is based on direct observation, constructing a theory to fit the facts and scientific proof.

All intuition is good for is coming up with a possible initial explanation…
If you can’t back it up, it isn’t science!

BIG difference between “intuition” and “aptitude.”

EDIT: I will concede the fact that intuition is necessary for theoretical science.
Most scientists are involved in applications, not theoretical postulations.

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Jul 092013

Question by Nightvision: Which Ivy League is best known for sciences?
What are the top 3-4 Ivy League universities that is best known and has the best science programs? I’m interested in the physical sciences, chemistry and physics. Thanks.

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May 022013

Question by Blue: Why is it that I am left brained and good at math and history but bad at sciences?
I am left brained but whenever I take a science class like physics, chemistry and programming, I have difficulties regardless of effort and am only good at Math, History, Geography, and English. The question is why is it that I am left brained and good at math and history but bad at sciences

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Answer by Carlos
You can’t relate sides to the brain to specific school subjects or any subjects for that matter as the brain does not register information in the form of subjects but as knowledge as a whole therefore if your bad at science and good at other subjects it’s not because of you being left brained it’s just lack of interest or difficulty in understanding that specific topic.

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