Background to the Problem
Science is the foundation upon which the block of present day technological breakthrough is built. Nowadays, nations all over the world including Nigeria are striving hard to develop technologically and scientifically, thus the world is turning scientific and all proper functioning of lives depend greatly on science. Science, which is a branch of knowledge, is defined as a way of knowing the fact and theory of nature (Omiko, 2011). According to Omiko (2011) this knowledge of facts and theories promote attitudes of reality, objectivity, curiosity, self-examination and the search for truth. It has been described as human effort to have a better understanding of history and how the natural world operates in which the understanding is supported with observable physical evidences (Bruce, 2013).
Science is the field of study concerned with discovering and describing the world around us by observing and experimenting. Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.
Science has been classified into pure science and applied science. Pure science deals with the key science subject such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology while applied science deals with application of science to immediate life problems such as engineering and medical sciences. (Wikipedia, 2018)