"Science is an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in a world of mystery."
Sir Cyril Herman Hinshelwood (1897-1967) English chemist and Nobel Laureate
When was the last time you asked a question or wondered why? Have you ever observed, compared or measured something? When did you last experiment and discover something new? Do you see the beauty in the world around you, the colours that paint all of nature? Have you ever considered the struggle to simply exist or looked at the landscape in awe?
Just stop and look around you, take a moment to breathe and ask why you can and why you do! Are you awake to the world you live in and the person you are? What is the route to a deeper understanding of the Universe you are a part of and your place in it?
In Science you can explore your world, explore your Universe and find yourself. Science is the process of observing and questioning the world around us often using experimentation to collect evidence. Science comes from the Latin word ‘Scientia’ the translation of which is ‘knowledge’.
At TMCS we follow a disciplined set of steps called ‘The Scientific Method’ in order to gain new knowledge. If you can ask a question, propose a possible solution to the question (an hypothesis), test the hypothesis through a series of experiments, examine the results of the experiments to see if the hypothesis is supported or not supported and have the desire to propose and investigate new questions then you are a Scientist!
At TMCS we study the three core Sciences: Biology, Chemistry & Physics.
Biology, from the Greek ‘bios’ meaning life and ‘...ology’ from the Greek root ‘logy’ meaning ‘study of’ is the most vital of all subjects. It transcends anatomy, behaviour, origin and distribution and bonds us all.
Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, properties and change of matter. Everything you touch, taste or see is a chemical of some kind. Studying Chemistry enables you to understand the environment around you. It helps make sense of the world.
Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines and involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. Physics brings us closer to an understanding of our Universe.
In science our aims are simple: to foster and encourage enthusiasm, enquiry, independence and critical thinking that leads to a deeper understanding of the world around us.
"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star but we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."
Stephen Hawking (b.1942)
British Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, and Author
Dr R Metcalfe
Head of Faculty
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