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Are there any questions science can't tackle?

Even though science is an excellent way to test ideas, some questions aren’t suitable for science to tackle.

In every day life we use a range of ways to look for answers to questions. Past experience, historical documents and intuition are just some of the methods we use.

Which of these questions is a good one for science?

Why doesn’t the water soak into this leaf?

Why did Henry VIII marry six times?

Take a look at the video below about science questions

The drag-and-drop game below will test your ability to sort questions.

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Over the years, people have developed different forms of enquiry to explore different kinds of questions. So we use scientific enquiry to address scientific questions, historical enquiry to address historical questions and musical enquiry to address musical questions. The challenge is to decide which form or forms of enquiry to use for a particular question.

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