• Question: Why do you like science?

    Asked by lauren14 to Aaron, Abbey, Keith, Natalie, Pete on 16 Nov 2015. This question was also asked by Becca.
    • Photo: Aaron Boardley

      Aaron Boardley answered on 16 Nov 2015:

      I love finding out how things work, and I love asking questions. This is what scientists do!

      I like that nobody has all the answers. At school, it often seemed like science was just there to learn things people had already found out. Professional scientists then build on this knowledge and do experiments to find out brand new things – I think being at that level of finding new things out is fascinating!

    • Photo: Natalie Garrett

      Natalie Garrett answered on 20 Nov 2015:

      There are lots of reasons why I love science:

      *Science gives you the tools you need to understand the universe around you.

      *It helps you be a logical thinker, someone who doesn’t get convinced by mere stories, but wants to find out the truth for yourself.

      *It teaches you to be unbiased, to not judge a situation based on first impressions, but instead to look deeper for the real meaning.

      *Science is exciting and interesting – you can try things out for yourself and make conclusions based on the evidence you find, it’s like being a detective!

      I think I’d always feel like a scientist at heart, even if I wasn’t doing experiments in the lab every day. It’s part of how I identify myself now. Do you like science?