Hey SC200, my name is Mary, but I go by Molly. I chose to take this science course because I see myself as a person who enjoys critical thinking and deep reflection as opposed to facts and memorization. In high school, all of my science courses consisted of formulas I found confusing, labs that bored me to tears, or dissections that left me feeling queasy. Walking out of class, I usually felt like this:
However, I still have a genuine appreciation for science, because it surrounds me in all aspects of my life. Scientists created the car I drive. They invented the technology that tells me how to dress appropriately for the weather. They are even responsible for the reconstructed ACL in my right knee.
But like I said…while I have a real appreciation for science, I’m not too excited by the nitty-gritty details of biology, chemistry, and physics. I’ve always taken interest with math and languages, and I consider my abilities to organize and lead a team efficiently my best skills. For this reason, I plan on pursuing a career in business and tackling fluency in Spanish. However, I do see the importance of understanding (even a little) the subject that plays such a primary role in my life. Here is a Canadian article I found that explains the importance of being scientifically literate. The content is concurrent with my views on the importance of science…hopefully at least one of you agrees with it too!