• Question: whats your favourite thing about science

    Asked by sleepingbeauty to Will, Wallace, Tim, Steve, Sarah, Richard, Peter, Paul, Mousumi, Mina, Linda, Kate, Joe, Fi, David, Danielle, Benjamin, Ben, Andy on 7 Jan 2015.
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      Fiona Dickinson answered on 7 Jan 2015:


      I can’t choose a favourite… that’s like having a favourite child… there are so many things that are cool.

      Like rainbows
      Or the interference pattern on bubbles
      Or the fact on an old (analogue not digital) tv the static you see is evidence of the birth of the universe
      Or fluorescence, where things seem to glow
      Or why chocolate tastes different if it is left out on a warm day
      Or why things are coloured
      Or the fact the if flowers have smell then insects must be able to smell
      Or why the sky is blue and sunsets red
      Or why the stars sometimes look different colours

      The universe (and people) are amazing things and I suppose that the best thing about science is that I will never run out of things that I think are wonderful and that I do not know the answer to

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      Steve Cox answered on 7 Jan 2015:


      That we still don’t know everything there is to know, which means that there’s plenty of scope left for young people to discover really exciting things.

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      Wallace Viguier answered on 7 Jan 2015:


      ”The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.” – Albert Einstein

      This summarize for me why I love science. If you look back in history people used all sort of myths and legends to try and explain why the world is the way it is. With science, and the scientific method, one can make some hypothesis, verify them, and see what works and what don’t. Anyone can then add on other people work in order to push our understanding of the world further and further.

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      Andy Hearn answered on 7 Jan 2015:


      Science to me is like giving us extra senses on top of our five.

      So much of the universe and ‘life’ we cannot see, touch, smell, hear, nor taste. So science, I’d like to think of is, a means to translate those that we cannot sense to what we can sense, almost always onto sight and sometimes sound.

      Examples; waves can be put on a graph so we can see a pattern. Other stuff are ‘translated’ to colours that we can see. We use symbols on paper, and on screen, (like maths) to figure out stuff we have absolutely no way of understanding or figuring out otherwise 🙂

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      Sarah Wiseman answered on 12 Jan 2015:


      I think my favourite thing is making the connection between what I learnt in a classroom to what happens in the real world. Often in the classroom it can be difficult to appreciate why you are learning particular things. Then suddenly you come across something in your every day life and you know how to explain it, you know why it’s happening! So I’d say my favourite thing is that the things you know about science can apply in so many (all?) areas of your life, and it’s always fun to understand the way things work.

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      Mousumi Roy answered on 28 Jan 2015:


      There are a lot of things, but my most favourite thing about science is that it has moulded me to question and want to know the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of things, and not accept anything blindly.

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