Why Learning Biology is Important?

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Science is mysterious!

Have you ever wondered how humans breathe? If so, you should have a thorough understanding of biological science. Because: biological science is all around us. We are all just a part of biology!

Life depends on biology. Hence, we can’t survive in this world without biological science. However, many kids and parents are unaware that biology is more influential in our life. Thus, we’ve decided to share a few of the top reasons why learning biology is so valuable.

Let’s move in together, shall we? Don’t rush. Let me clarify what biology is before we move on.

Note: If you are familiar with biological science, you can skip the following definition session.

What is Biology?

The word biology comes from the Greek words “bios & logos,” which means “life & study.” That is, biological science is the study of life and living organisms. In other words, it is the study of evolution, physical structure, chemical processes, cellular interactions, etc.

Biological sciences include a wide range of disciplines, such as:

  • Ecology
  • Zoology
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Oncology
  • Aerobiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Science
  • Molecular biology
  • Hematology

Likewise, it includes other sciences such as physics, chemistry, and mathematics to comprehend some complex realities. That’s why we say biology can be found everywhere.

Now let us get back to our topic, “why learning biology is important?”

Why learn biology?

Students who study biology gain more benefits in their lives. We have listed a few benefits for you to understand better. Let’s take a look at them:

1. Learn about the changes in Human Body

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Scientifically, Humans are Homo Sapiens. We all have similar characteristics to Apes. But in terms of body and language, we are more developed. Thus, Humans are the evolved form of animals. Our bodies are difficult to comprehend. But, experts in biological science can determine the cause of the sudden changes in human bodies.

For example, when a child grows up, they undergo physical changes in appearance.This could be an indication of hormone release.

2. Learn about Plants

Plants and trees are essential to our daily lives, don’t you agree? Plants and trees serve as a host for humans to breathe. In addition, they keep our planet healthy by reducing pollution. How great, right?

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Biology will be more beneficial for your kid if they love plants. In the same way, a botanist can learn how to grow plants properly by learning biology.

3. Knowledgeable about diseases

Microbes cause several diseases. Some diseases, however, are not very dangerous. Some may lead to pandemic situations that cause millions of deaths and illnesses. COVID-19 is a good example.

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Even diseases can infect domesticated pets and wild animals. The only way to get rid of these microbes is to study their external and internal structures and learn how to kill them without harming humans or animals. If you are fond of learning biology, you can learn in-depth about bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc.

4. Helps to treat the diseases

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In today’s world, modern medicine and biological science have an extremely close relationship. Drugs play a crucial role in modern medicine, which is why pharmacology is important: it covers a wide range of research activities to produce medications. Also provides an understanding of different diseases, their causes, and their effects on the human body.

Hence, if you are good at biology, you can become a scientist, predict diseases, and treat them.

5. Knowledge about the Earth & Evolution

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Learning the history of biology will give you a better understanding of how evolution on Earth has taken place over time. Understanding evolution, we can better understand how the human body adapts to climate change. In addition, plants and animals provide us with many daily needs. Furthermore, every one of us relies directly or indirectly on the lives of the Earth.

These are only a few of the many benefits of learning biology. Besides the benefits, there are other compelling reasons to study Biology. Guess what?

The study of biology offers numerous skills, application areas, and scopes, but what are they? Below we’ve detailed the skills that can be obtained by learning biology. In addition, we’ve discussed the scopes and areas of application of biology. Here we go.

What skills do you learn from biology?

  • Analytical skills – Reasoning logically, Examining Problems, Ability to categorize, Organize ideas, and more.
  • Investigative skills – Identify problems, assess risks, inspect specimens.
  • Research skill – Design experiments, use laboratory equipment, conduct studies, observe, interpret, and predict the outcome.
  • Communication skills – Writing, contributing to a team, explaining complex problems, and providing creative ideas.

Scopes of Biology

Wondering what scopes biology offers? Here it is:

  • The Medical field includes Nursing, Doctor, Pharmacology, and a Researcher or Biologist.
  • Teaching professions include Professor or Lecturer
  • Agriculture
  • Genetic Engineering

Application of Biology

  • Agriculture – It is essential for both humans and animals. By learning biology, farmers can study nature and its occurrence to increase their crops’ yield.
  • Healthcare – By combining biology and chemistry, healthcare professionals can diagnose, control, and treat diseases.
  • Industrial growth – Industries of ivory, fishing, silk, and pearl have been developed through the knowledge of biology. Example: Natural silk production (sericulture) and Fish Farming (pisciculture).
  • Justice – In most crime scenes, suspects leave evidence like fingerprints, hair, blood, and skin. Using them, investigators can determine a criminal’s genotype.
  • Food industry – Food is like fuel to the Human body. It either comes from plants or animals. Technological advancements have led to the use of biological components in many food products. Example: Milk, Honey, etc.

Bottom lines

I have outlined only a few powerful factors why studying biology is important. You have plenty of benefits to make a great career in your life. So, pursue biology and achieve great success in your life!

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