Science Essay

Writing guide
Posted on February 6, 2008

The task in science essay is to investigate the world of nature. You investigations should always be built on observable, verifiable information, known as empirical evidence. When you are writing a science essay, often begin with questions like these:

  • What kinds of things are there in the world of nature?
  • What are these things composed of, and how does this makeup affect their behavior or operation?
  • How did all these things come to be structured as they are?
  • What are the characteristic functions of each natural thing and /or its parts?

At one point or another, we have all asked these questions and speculated on answers. Students, whose task is to write a scientific essay, should not speculate in their answers but devise experiments in order to gather information and, on the basis of carefully stated predictions, or hypotheses, conduct analyses and offer explanations.

A major role of sciences essay is to inform readers. You need to be precise with their information. When appropriate, write with mathematical or quantifiable precision. Precise measurements help your readers to know exactly what has been observed or what procedures have been followed.

There are several ways how you can inform readers in your sciences essay:

  • Describe. You can inform readers by writing a precise description of the full process of devised experiment or some observations made in the laboratory. A description may involve presenting a sequence of events.
  • Compare and contrast. Presenting information can also take the form of a comparison and contrast of some data or observations.
  • Classify. You can also classify the objects or processes you studied, divide them by categories and subcategories, or use some specific classifications.
  • Define. If no closely related species exists, in your scientific essay you may attempt to define a new one.

The other purpose for writing a sciences essay can be to persuade your audience. In the essay your arguments should be built on claims, evidence, and inferences so that you could successfully persuade readers.

In your sciences essays, arguments will often involve two sorts of claims: the first concerning a definition and the second a fact. When you are arguing, ask yourself the following questions, they will help you to clarify how arguments are made:

  • What is the question being investigated? What problem or anomaly is said to exist?
  • What explanation is offered in response to this problem or anomaly?

The second part on which your arguments should be based is evidence. You will take them particularly from your experimental observations or from other secondary data that is available from scientists. You evidence will be actual data (numbers and formulas).

Finally, the third part of argument is inferences. An inference is a logical outline of relation that you use to examine raw data and to select particular information as significant for your argument. By inference you do not simply summarize the received raw data, but you provide logic for your summary and show why your claim is true and consistent.

Here’s a list of the most popular scientific essay topics:
1. Social theories of Science
2. Forensic Science: The Application of Evidence
3. Religion & Science
4. Why science is failing?
5. “Science and Humanity in the Twenty – First Century”
6. The importance of effective communication in the development of scientific advancements
7. Why is Learning Science Important?
8. Uses of Science
9. Science and Education Is the Key to Modernization
10. Science vs. Wisdom
11. Nobility and Science
12. Consciousness and the Sciences
13. The Role of Science in Today’s World
14. Christian Science: A Reason to Die?
15. Video games and Computer Science
16. What is the role of the four ways of knowing in human science?
17. The Influence of Mechanism on the Science of Psychology
18. Sciences vs Arts
19. How far should medical science be allowed to go in enabling people to have children by artificial means?
20. Frankensteins’ Relation to Science and Society
21. The Effects of the Scientific Revolution
22. Scientific developments in the 1800’s
23. Is Scientific Progress Always For The Good?
24. Scientific management and our culture
25. The effects of alternative health care on scientific medicine.

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