Science 101: How much overlap is there across science disciplines?by: William C. Robertson, Ph.D.

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You often will hear that physics, chemistry, biology, and Earth science have a lot in common. In fact, many science curriculum programs stress how these disciplines are integrated and have common concepts and themes. More evidence of this integration comes from the fact that one can study and do research in biochemistry, biophysics, geophysics, and all sorts of other “cross-field” undertakings. So yes, the different disciplines can have a lot in common.

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  • on Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:15 PM

Yeah! An explanation of how disciplines rely on similar concepts. In this article the author talks about dynamic equilibrium and relates this concept to physics, chemistry, earth science and biology. This is the way science should be taught and luckily many curriculums below high school do incorporate this intergraded approach to some extent. It leads to better understanding of the basic concept. My question is why doesn’t curriculum in high school do this as well? It would make better sense and better understanding of science.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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