Can someone help me in writing an essay?

@saiKO92 (392)
Malaysia
May 2, 2009 7:58am CST
My science subject lecturer gave to my class an assignment that is to write an essay. The title of the essay is 'The important of science in building a better world'. I had tried brainstorm to find ideas to write the essay but until now I have no idea. Can someone help me?
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5 responses
• United States
2 May 09
You could spring off the current flu epidemic for starters. Science works hand in hand with medicine. Right now there is a lot of talk about "going green". It's a pretty hot topic and it might be easy to research. Science is also working much in the fields of conservation. What can we burn instead of oil? And things like that... Thanks.. now I will be thinking about this all day! :) Hope those thoughts help you get started somewhere!
• United States
2 May 09
You are more than welcome. It doesn't sound like you are too excited about any of those though! What is something "sciency" that interests you? What about finding the "science" in your favorite topic. Start with finding something you think would be beneficial to the world, then find the science in it!
@ratyz5 (7830)
• Philippines
2 May 09
You can consider medical advances that science has helped improve compared to the early methods that were difficult as well as more expensive.
• Philippines
2 May 09
If you're having a hard time on finding ideas, then you could just compare the state of living between now and... about 100 years ago. There are a lot of things to talk about regarding scientific research that benefited our existence. Of course, there are also a lot of things regarding scientific research that were a detriment to our existence but naming them is not a bad thing either. You can use them as examples on how NOT to use science in building a better world and draw a conclusion from there. Science/scientific research & development has a big part in shaping the world, after all. You'll get a lot to write about if you focus on that. Good luck! :D
@saiKO92 (392)
• Malaysia
2 May 09
So, what you wanted to say that I might try by focusing the points on comparing now and the past? I think it will help. Could at least give an example of comparison that I could make?
• Ireland
2 May 09
first thing coming to mind is advances in medical research ....offering cures, trying to to spread of diseases etc... Secondly ' communication' technology. Enabling easier, faster communication between people, exchange and availability of information to all. Thirdly ' alternative energy' : The world is running out of resources and we have to find other ways to produce electricity etc...Also links to ' healthier and greener energy. Thats it for now!
@saiKO92 (392)
• Malaysia
2 May 09
Thanks for the ideas. I think it will help a lot. Do you know a specific website where I can expand these ideas??
2 May 09
Why not start with the viewpiont of feeding the world and getting fresh water to all the different countries. As in how science can help bild more efficient wells, irrigation sites and help with the developments needed in growing the food. Good Luck.