Have you guys ever realised why we studied all those subjects in the school. Remember we used to curse people who made studies and also cursed who used to make us study. But every subject we have sooner or later has a real meaning and purpose behind it. Our life can be more or less fully described by all the subjects. Life is all maths and science as the title says. Read on. You might dig out new facts. Let me start telling you about how our subjects connect to the original world we see around us.
Let us start by Chemistry, one of the most boring subject, isn’t it (for who hate chemistry like me). Chemistry forms the base of the world. Everything you see around, living or non-living is made up of elements. The things which are minute enough not visible to human eye are also made up of elements. All are made of chemicals. Everything you feel and see can be given a formula in chemistry. So chemistry is all around. It forms the base of everything.
Then let’s take Maths. Don’t you think if there are so many things existing in this world – living and non-living, would require some rules to be laid down for their relations to each other. That is what exactly Maths is about. Maths describes all the rules (called formulas in Maths) and regulations for all the worldly entities existing. It describes lots of formulas which help us to make calculations when we work with these entities. So chemistry forms the base and maths lays down rules and regulations to work with them. Even more: Arithmetic is about real numbers. It uses real numbers in its calculations about the rules and regulations. And to make it more general, Algebra was created. Algebra talks about variables which can take any number value anytime to let rules and regulations to become general in order to be applicable to all the entities. Geometry is a step ahead. It goes a step further and creates diagrams for those rules and regulations. I.e. Diagrammatic representation of formulas. A quick review: Arithmetic uses real numbers, algebra talks general numbers (variables) and geometry uses diagrams and pictures to explain those formulas. Lets carry on with other ones now.
Biology – Ever felt nauseate to see those frogs and lizards? Biology however covers very important portion of the world. If we divide all the entities existing in this world into Living ones and Non-living ones, then biology is the study of all the living ones. Livings ones means entities which respire, which grow like Humans, Animals, Plants, Birds etc. Non-living ones would mean the opposite, which neither respire nor grow. Examples include clothes, roads, buildings, plates, cups, and you can name the rest. So studying about Living Organisms is Biology. Easy now, isn’t it? If we go a bit further, then Zoology is studying about all animals and Botany is studying about all plants and trees.
Similarly, understanding Physics would be easy now. Any guesses?Physics is studying Non-living things and their relations to each other which requires a bit of help from Maths. So Biology is studying about living things and Physics is about Non living things and their relations.
History is all about Time. What happened when. Above mentioned entities described with their behaviour in different times. Anything happened to any worldly entity is jotted down in history along with time. Time is very important for history or let’s say History is a function of time. History’s job is to give you a list of activities and behaviours any entity went through with its time and date. One of the most boring subjects seems simple now!!
Geography talks about where. It is about what is placed where. Showing you all sorts of maps and directions for all the entities as and when you need them is geography’s job. To help you accomplish your tasks easily when you want to relate to any of the entity, geography serves its purpose.
How does it seem. Easy hmmm. I wish you can now relate your actual life to those complicated subjects. Every one of them serves a purpose. So subjects seem so much easy and interesting to learn, if you know the meaning. Now once you know this, don’t you think, It would have become quite fun for us to learn them when we struggled to put them into our heads if someone had told about this before. So lets convey this message to its real target audience i.e. Students. Students deal with subjects day and night. If they understand the meaning behind studying any one of them, their life would be much more simple and fun!