If you look science up in a dictionary, you are liable to find a definition of "the study of the physical world and its phenomena." This is a good definition which differentiates science from other areas of study such as art ("study of aesthetics") or religion ("study of the supernatural world"). However, it does not totally capture the essence of science. To truly understand science, one needs to understand the methodology of science.

In this module, we will study the skills, techniques, and methods used in science.