Science beyond the classroom?
Hi everyone! So last week in class we all got the chance to read samples of essays on the nature of science before we begin to write our own papers. When I first read the details of the assignment, I was nervous to say the least. Science has never been one of my favorite subjects, and I had basically no motivation to explore the field beyond my biology and chemistry classrooms. So how in the world was I supposed to write a 1200 word essay on my personal nature of science!?
However, when I sat down to read the sample essays Professor Myers posted, I was shocked. I was actually interested in what these students were writing about. It hit me that my little bubble of stereotypical science was not what the field actually is. Science is cooking, illness, Artic ice caps, and so much more that what we are exposed to in chem lab. The subject that I dreaded for so long was becoming more intruiging.
With this first paper ahead of me, I feel more confident that I will actually enjoy and benefit from taking this UW, in ways other than getting to sleep in on Friday mornings. And although I can pretty much guarentee I will not be signing up for multitudes of science classes after this semester, I can already tell I am going to walk away from this class with a greater knowledge of the science I experience in my life everyday.