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What is science about?

Mā te whakaaro nui e hanga te whare;
mā te mātauranga e whakaū.

Science is a way of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural, physical world and the wider universe.


It involves generating and testing ideas, gathering evidence – including by making observations, carrying out investigations and modelling, and communicating and debating with others – in order to develop scientific knowledge, understanding, and explanations.


Scientific progress comes from logical, systematic work and from creative insight, built on a foundation of respect for evidence.


Different cultures and periods of history have contributed to the development of science.


The science strands

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