Chapter 3 Review

Rundown: The Science

Here we met a team of scientists working at Tanganyika and had a quick look at some of the gadgets they use to explore the lake and measure important nutrients like phosphorus. We also saw that science isn’t all about memorizing facts. When people “do science” they’re actually asking questions about the world around them. Then they observe patterns and conduct experiments to find the answers. It’s powerful and anyone can do it. Scientific research can be adventurous work with all the fun and difficulty that comes along with adventure. But it’s also a crucial way we come to better understand our world so that we can be smarter about how we live in it. It is through this kind of scientific understanding that we are increasing our understanding of Tanganyika, and ultimately, learning what we can do to solve problems that threaten its health.