Learning - Science | 10-18 yrs

100 Life Science Lessons: Part 1

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Science is an interesting and a vast subject that covers topics of the living and the otherwise. But one of the recently emerging science trends that has gained vivid exposure and popularity among readers is life science. Life science aims at studying the living organisms like humans, animals, trees & plants.

Extensive research is being carried out in different parts of the world to find measurable answers to understand the functioning, developments and creation of living beings. Life science includes some of the most intriguing topics like biology, medicine, neurology, psychology and its branches. The aim is to understand the behaviour, thought introduction and processing, and reaction aspects of living beings.

Apart from human beings, there are several other species whose language of dialogue can yet not be translated in to a form that can be understood by humans. To reveal the same, several aspects of different species like body structure, sound frequency, age, and region of existence are being studied to develop a sketch that can help connect the dots. Life science is also helpful in decoding some of the most critical aspects of human or animal behaviour. Thus, you can help your child develop an interest in the upcoming field of science that is bound to offer excellent knowledge and career possibilities. To start with, simple chapters can be taught which focus on developing interest in the field.

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