8th Grade Science/Chapter 1: The Nature of Science

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What is science? Is it forming experiments in a laboratory with test tubes, bottles, Bunsen burners, and other equipment? Science can happen anywhere, like at a archaeological excavation of Mendes, an ancient Egyptian city. Archaeologists and technicians use scientific skills like planning, observing, measuring, and recording data as they search for and discover artifacts. You will use these science skills and others as you learn about the world around you.

Challenge[edit | edit source]

Excavations to unearth tools or other evidence of past human life often are slow processes. Care must be taken so the remains are not broken or destroyed as they are removed from the soil. Try to excavate a cookie without destroying the treasures within.