• Question: Did you like science at school or were you just good at it?

    Asked by Paige<3 to Pete, Aaron, Abbey, Keith, Natalie on 8 Nov 2015. This question was also asked by Chloe .I, CrazyRussianHacker.
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      Peter Burgess answered on 8 Nov 2015:

      I liked it. I mean, things tend to be more fun when you’re good at them. But I was pretty average at sports and I used to love PE. I never tried harder at school than I did when I was playing football in PE. Enthusiasm can take you a long way, even if you aren’t ‘good’ at something.

      I really enjoy finding things out and learning how things work. That’s pretty much all science is.
      Why are leaves green, how do they grow and make new plants?
      How does a plane get in the air, how does it stay there?
      Science is just a whole mass of questions, big and small. Sometimes the answer is pretty straightforward, sometimes it just seems that way, and sometimes it’s just screwy (quantum entanglement anyone?)

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      Aaron Boardley answered on 18 Nov 2015:

      Both. I really enjoyed it (physics the most), but I was also good at it (probably best at physics, then chemistry, then biology).

      I think the two helped one another – I enjoyed it because I had less difficulty with it than I did in other lessons. And because I enjoyed it, found it easier to concentrate, so I got better. So then I enjoyed it more…and so on.

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      Natalie Garrett answered on 19 Nov 2015:

      I liked science and was generally good at it, although there were times when I needed to work at my understanding. Nobody is good at everything, after all!