The key to understanding and explaining the physical world around us is observation. The recent study "Vegetation Communities of Ledges State Park, Boone County, Iowa" Johnson-Groh, 1985) is largely observation. On the other extreme, even the most theoretical research done with paper, pencil and computer must be compared with observations of that which it hopes to explain. The first step in doing science, or studying science, is to observe.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1986 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Stout, Roland P.
"Exercises on the Nature of Science: The Necessity of Observation,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 23
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol23/iss3/2