Hi guys! My name is Darby Showers, and I am from South Philly, though I now live in the Northeast. I am currently enrolled in the College of Communications, as I hope to pursue a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Ever since I started grade school I hated science. I wasn’t the type of kid that hated science because I consistently did bad in the subject, or that found the subject to be boring. Personally, I think science is so interesting, it is all around us, how could it not be? What I do find boring is the the repetitive science topics that teachers present to us from the time we are in elementary school, until we graduate high school. There are things that are presented to us over, and over again retaught in equally monotone manners. This monotone way of teaching always made me wonder if the information I was receiving in class was actually factual, and if it was how could it be proved.
Science classes for me never required much thought from me as a student, it only required my memorization. I would go to class, copy notes, and formulas exactly as they came out of the teachers mouth, and when test time came I would simply recopy these “facts” that were presented to me in class. I never felt as though I was actually learning. I for sure can rattle off some facts, and recite a formula, or two, but I do not actually understand the material.
So, when I was at NSO scheduling my classes, I told my advisor that I would like to avoid a science classes at all cost. Eventually when the time came for me to chose my General Education course, my advisor suggested this class to me. She assured me it was an interesting class that explored theories not presented in the typical science class. At first, I am not going to lie, the name “Science in Our World” turned me off, but after reading the course description I was instantly intrigued, and decided to enroll. Although we have only had a few class meetings, I already do not regret my choice, as I can already tell this will be a thought provoking course, and I am so excited to see what is in store for the rest of the semester!
I choose a video that showed a science experiment I think almost every science teacher I ever had required us to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFh1wB7A9Rs