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Introduction Science is an organized body of knowledge obtained through observation and facts.

It is knowledge about the structure and behavior of the natural and physical world, based on facts that can be proved and tested; it is an inquiry into the nature of things. Etymologically, science came from the word sciencia which means knowledge. Science can be seen as an activity, body of knowledge, and a method. s an activity,

science is an investigation and inquiry into the structure and content of the things in the world. It is an attempt to discover and realize the nature of nature and reality, the universe and all it contains. s a body of knowledge, science is a system and set of theories hypothesis, and laws. s a method, science is a model and a paradigm of knowledge, truth and rationality. Science applies rationality, logic and analyses to be comprehensible. Science is a systematic, rational, logical approach to investigation. Science is verifiable. !escribing science as knowledge acquired by observations, by making deductions of the laws that govern changes and the conditions of nature and man, and testing the deductions so made by e"periments, implies that a scientific person is one who uses methods that are based upon those facts that are well established and equally upon well established laws. In science, hypothesis manifests to theories then from theories to laws. Science proceeds according to hypothetical#deductivism by taking hypothesis, no matter arrived at deducing predictions from them and seeing whether these predictions are fulfilled in reality, then other procedures to theory and law follows. $apid progress in science and technology affected every aspect of the human endeavor. %echnology is a practical application of scientific knowledge. %his is an attempt by man to control the natural world. Science is the pillar of technology; science serves as a background to technology. %here is a correlation between science and technology. %echnology embraces a variety of practical activities that provide goods and services for man&s usage. %echnology involves an application of scientific understanding of natural phenomena. It is a manifestation of science and a scientific method of achieving a practical purpose. It is a science of technical processes. %echnology has to do with culture; it derives from the non# material content, it is built up as people put their knowledge together, compare it and profit from

one another&s e"perience and interpretation. %echnology can further be defined as a methodical utilization of natural resources and forces on the basis of the knowledge of nature in order to take care of man&s need.' %his paper is concerned and interested in pointing out the relationships between science and technology in whatever form it may be. The importance of science Science stimulates and e"cites people&s curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. (ecause science links direct practical e"perience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating e"planations through e"perimental evidence and modeling. %his is a spur to critical and creative thought. %hrough science, peoples understand how ma)or scientific ideas contribute to technological change * impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life. +eople recognize the cultural significance of science and trace its worldwide development. %hey learn to question and discuss science#based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world., The importance of technology !esign and technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow&s rapidly changing technologies. %hey learn to think and intervene creatively to improve quality of life. %he sub)ect calls for pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and members of a team. %hey must looks for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems. %hey combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. s they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects. %hrough technology, all pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become innovators.%.E $E/ %I01S.I+ (E%2EE1 S3IE13E 1! %E3.10/045

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%echnology has been defined as a systematic knowledge and action, usually industrial processes but applicable to any activity. It is related to science in so many, and it deals with the tools and techniques of carrying out plans.; %he relationship between science and technology deals with human understanding of the real world around us.6 It reconciles and identifies the relationship between facts, theories and practical. <<<=sing a framework of analysis, science and technology as an epistemological unit.

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