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Whether we are artists, laborers, scientists, politicians, or 'common people,' we all need to understand some basic science in order to function in our society. Science is the study of anything that can be examined, tested, and verified. Science provides the essential knowledge for determining appropriate responses to many controversial issues facing today’s society. The uncertainties surrounding any issues can all be explained through the use of science. We can examine the factors that effect the survival of species and determine a solution for it. These three examples of how science can be used will be based on water, genetically engineered food, and cloning.  Science is all around us, almost everything or everything is based on science. Therefore it is essential for humans to have a general understanding of science because it shapes the way we understand the universe, our planet, ourselves, and other living things.

Water is often considered the bases of life, but what properties of water give it such unique and beneficial characteristics to promote life? A few of these properties include: adhesion and cohesion, water in the solid state is less dense than in its liquid state, water has a large surface tension, very high heating capacity and water is a polar molecule. Water is so common that it is easy to overlook the fact that it is an exceptional substance with many amazing qualities. Life on earth would be non-existent without the presence of water. Water is so importance for all living organisms. Water is an abundant resource on the Earth, making up 70% of the world. It is used for many purposes such as drinking and washing. Water is an excellent solvent, which means that many gases, minerals, and organic compounds dissolve in water. It is a liquid at natural environmental temperatures and pressures. The chemical and physical properties of water consist of two volumes of hydrogen to one volume of oxygen. The oxygen atom bears a slight electronegative charge while hydrogen possesses a more positive one. Because opposite charges attract, the water molecules are drawn together. When an oxygen atom is linked to a neighboring molecule's hydrogen atom, a bond called a hydrogen bond is formed. The hydrogen atoms are arranged at a bonding angle of 105 degrees. This makes the water molecule polar because the shape of the molecule is such that it has a positive end and a negative end.

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 Water is very important because it is as close as we can get to a "universal solvent." Without water, life as we know it would not have been possible. (As we know, without water life would have been impossible??) Therefore, it is important for everyone to have a basic understanding of the water molecule.    

Science also plays an important role in the things we use or consume every day. The use of genetically engineered food production has an impact, not only on the environment and biodiversity, but also on human health. Genetic modification ...

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