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What about science interests you the most?What about science interests you the most?

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ilove2learn2010 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted November 25, 2010 at 4:56 PM via web

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What about science interests you the most?

What about science interests you the most?

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 25, 2010 at 5:01 PM (Answer #2)

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Probably my favorite thing about science is the nuanced relationship between science and things that some people think are diametrically opposed to science, faith, religion, etc.

But if you look at some of the most highly thought of scientists and the way they've approached the question of having faith while being a scientist, they don't appear to be so far apart.

For a discipline based almost entirely on things that can be measured or felt or seen or observed, there are also a number of things about it that are based on assumption and in some ways a faith of the kind that Einstein often spoke about.  Particularly when you look at how often accepted scientific "fact" is proven wrong, there area  number of interesting questions and ideas surrounding science that are fascinating.

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 25, 2010 at 8:01 PM (Answer #3)

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Science is a way to investigate phenomena, or improve or correct previous ideas about the world. What is interesting about science is that it is not "fixed" and continually is in a state of flux. Hypotheses are proposed, tested and either supported or rejected by the data. Either way, learning occurs and new ideas are generated. Scientists share their findings with other members of the scientific community which leads to more progress. Science involves higher order thinking, a logical way to approach the world and a chance to investigate mysteries as they arise. As technology improves, science makes new advancements as well.

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i-am-urmi | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted November 26, 2010 at 4:56 AM (Answer #4)

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The thing about science is that it consists of various branches- each as intriguing as the other. I f you know the basics, you can just pick up any topic and be able to understand it, to some extent. Also, as pointed out in the previous question, science continually changes. This gives it a appeal of new discovery. However, the thing I most love about science are the experiments we get to do in the lab! They are really fun! ;)

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 26, 2010 at 6:30 AM (Answer #5)

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Well, for someone who was always an Arts student, I didn't enjoy science that much, but I did love Biology and investigating our relationship with our natural world and finding out more about the cycles of so many different things in our world and how carefully balanced they are. We truly live in a wondrous creation.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 26, 2010 at 6:42 AM (Answer #6)

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For me, science is special in that it tells us how things work and that is something that interests me greatly.  My own field is social sciences and history, but I am interested in those for the same reason -- I like to know why things are the way they are.

Science can explain this (or at least it can try).  Science can tell us things from the simple (why is it important to put baking powder rather than baking soda in a particular recipe) to the astonishing (how stars "die").  All of these are interesting because it is simply fascinating to know how and why things happen.

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lrwilliams | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted November 26, 2010 at 8:00 AM (Answer #7)

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I think I like science for the reason someone else stated everything in science is measurable and observable. There are not a lot of gray areas in science it either is or it isn't. I think of the sciences Biolgy is my favorite, I like learning about living things.

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 26, 2010 at 10:49 AM (Answer #8)

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I find it impossible not to be.  The world is a fascinating place, and science has many, many worlds to explore, with most of them not visible to us on a daily basis.  I'm fascinated by astronomy, the biology of the oceans, medical research, ad on and on.  There are just way too many things to be interested in to ever find science boring.  Same with history for me.

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 26, 2010 at 3:26 PM (Answer #9)

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I'm with accessteacher. Never really cared much for the study of science; however, I do love thinking about and observing the interconnectedness of the world around us. That's biology, of course, and it's the aspect I most appreciate about science. In terms of benefits, I'm thankful for the medical benefits initiated by science.

Lori Steinbach

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted November 27, 2010 at 2:12 PM (Answer #10)

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I love the opportunity and exposure to the life sciences. To learn something I've never known about and to feel as if I understand the concepts brings a sense of fulfillment to me. Life science is my favorite because it shows the perfect synchronicity of the living world.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:32 AM (Answer #11)

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I loved balancing equations and solving for unknowns in chemistry.  Doing all the tests on a mysterious substance was so like a puzzle...I LOVE puzzles.  It was fun, and even better when you reached the correct conclusion.  I probably would have continued in my Biology/chemistry major if my chemistry professor in college hadn't told me that the way to better grades in his class was to wear shorter skirts and sit in the front row.  What a domesticated mammalian quadraped!  Ah, science!  :) 

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frizzyperm | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted December 6, 2010 at 3:23 PM (Answer #12)

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The thing that I truly love about science is its ability to discover the truth about 'life' and to apply that truth to make our lives better.

The answers provided by science are not only beautiful, they are fascinating. And almost everyday, this most able friend of mankind announces another break-through, another little chip struck away from our ignorance. Science provides the truth. Science is real, and for that I will always, always be grateful.

Please, watch this beautiful 'hymn' to the joy of science, you won't regret it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cd36WJ79z4&feature=related

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karlene101 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 7, 2010 at 6:47 PM (Answer #13)

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Science is an amazing subject! All of the opprotunities are endless and the information is always new and interesting. My favorite part about science is probably the genetic make-up of humans and DNA structures, and functions. I am always learning new information and putting it to the test in labs and never ending studies. What is there not to love about science; human systems, chemical equations, balancing equations, lads, disections and everything else.

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flngirl95 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 20, 2011 at 5:01 PM (Answer #14)

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What about science interests you the most?

What about science interests you the most?

There are so many things about science that are interesting! First of all I am still a high schooler so I havent even heard of a portion of them yet! Biology would have to be my favorite though especially genetics. I think its amazing how 23 chromosomes from a female and 23 chromosomes from a male can make so many differences in personality, looks, behavior, actions, etc. Reproduction is also amazing all the processes that someone has to go through to get pregnant! And yet for some its just one after the other and for others they are unable. Its just astonishing to me how processes happen in an organism (which is why I love Biology)! :) Hope I answered your question!

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booboosmoosh | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 21, 2011 at 4:06 AM (Answer #15)

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I am truly not a science-centered person, but two aspects of it fascinate me. In college I enjoyed biology. It is interesting to learn how the body works. I still remember the concept of osmosis from an experiment, and how lactic acid works in muscles. In an elementary course I took on teaching science I discovered the science involved in cooking. It was fascinating and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Applying it to real life fascinates me!

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