New disciplines of science emerge as older disciplines interface into an integrated study of the natural world. As the body of scientific knowledge grows, the boundaries between individual disciplines diminish.
Science is a human endeavor involving knowledge learned through inquiring about the natural world. Scientific claims are evaluated and knowledge changes as a result of using the abilities and understandings of inquiry. The pursuit of scientific knowledge is a continuous process involving diverse people throughout history. The practice of science and the development of technology are critical pursuits of our society.
Understanding past processes and contributions is essential in building scientific knowledge.