As a STEM student in the Biomedical pathway I am constantly introduced to new forms of science every single day, which is certainly a privilege because as a STEM student I am exposed to new ways of learning which aren’t covered in a typical classroom setting. In fact, Science is my favorite subject because it’s a constantly evolving subject that is responsible for the fluidity of earths processes. Moreover, my interest to increase my knowledge base leads to my interest in the Science aspect of the Governor’s Honor Program.
For me, scientific research was like a drug. The more I immersed myself in it, the more my mind wanted it. Before I knew it, I was an addict. But, instead of experiencing the negative side effects that coincide with substance abuse, research has been a long-lasting positive journey of discovering who I am and how the world around me functions. Being a first-generation college student, the pressure for pursuing a career in medicine was high. Despite my passion for biology and science in general, I knew early on that becoming a medical doctor was never an option for me because I lacked the passion for that career path. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to stumble into thrilling research experiences that, over time, ignited to everlasting
In truth before taking this class I never really cared about the environment, sure I would hear the occasional uproar about the effects of global warning or the growing hole in the ozone layer, however, it was always a non-factor. My passion has always been humans, their problems were my problems and I am always looking for a way to make their lives better. So, the planet may have been dying the ice caps may have been melting however I always believed that one day humans would solve the problems we had created. So whenever anyone mentioned the damage we had done and continue to do, I always shake it off. However, after taking this class, I now realize how important the environment is to human life, for this a future generation. Modernity
In truth, before taking this class I never really cared about the environment, sure I would hear the occasional uproar about the effects of global warming or the growing hole in the ozone layer, however, it was always a non-factor. My passion has always been humans, their problems were my problems and I am always looking for a way to make their lives better. So, the planet may have been dying the ice caps may have been melting, however I always believed that one day humans would solve the problems we had created. So whenever anyone mentioned the damage we had done and continue to do, I always shake it off. However, after taking this class, I now realize how important the environment is to human life, for this a future generation. Modernity
This course in it 's self-provides knowledge more extensively into not just making a 'pretty ' plate. It brings out the knowledge, the science of how it becomes to be, what it is in front of you. This provides such a base to create and explore more knowledge about food. Before this class I never truly realized what behold inside my oven. What simple but complex moves of the hand can help create a masterpiece of delicious cuisine. What it truly meant to hold a masterpiece of a tool in your hand. I now cannot stand the knives I have used for years in my kitchen growing up, now realizing what they lack in sharpness, but also in creativity. There have been three main key factors I have realized in my few weeks of beginning my path into such a broad career, The Science, The Adventure, The Passion. These have stuck out the most to me.
Science is based on fact through the processes of falsification. It is a utility function in society and is widely consistent with the evidence of history and practice of rational thinking. Progress in science since the fourteenth century has been revolutionary and valuable in the methods used for rationality and reasoning. Scientific methods that are used to establish rationality is due to the simple, general and rigorous explanations of the phenomena, (Diamond, 1998). This essay will explore the reasons to the extent of the role of science in reason, displaying perspectives from respected philosophers, politicians and scientists throughout time.
Why do young bright minds of India want to take up science or research as a promising career path in the first place? Doesn’t it feel like a risk? What career opportunities does one have after getting a PhD? These questions are bugging me quite a lot these days. For most of us, born and brought up in middle class urban society are taught right from the start to work hard and be well educated enough to secure a good job. Seemingly it is the gateway to lead a comfortable life. I think in India it is the most important thing in life. Getting a decent job. It’s the only thing that matters. No matter how creative you are and harbor any kind of alternate ambitions otherwise it becomes secondary after a point. So growing up, the thought of pursuing science and research could only be such a far-fetched dream for many of us I guess.
In order to evaluate this claim, we must first consider all the implications and knowledge questions raised by this statement. The author states “It is only knowledge produced with difficulty that we truly value.” but how do we determine what even is knowledge and how do we place value on something if there can be different perspective. Nevertheless, I somewhat agree with this statement because our measure of value is determined by our emotions more than logic or reasoning and the difficulty of acquiring that knowledge whether it’s self-knowledge or shared knowledge becomes more meaningful even in failure because it shows us what doesn’t work. However, knowledge doesn’t have to be acquired with difficulty, often times it can come naturally
Learning the History of science has an authentic significant to provide an obvious understanding for learners since that will lead them to visualize the progression of science from A to Z. According to Richard K Moran and Page Keeley in their book “ Teaching For Conceptual Understanding in Science,” theories, hypotheses, and interpretations those were created by distinguished ancient scientists throughout the previous centuries must be included side by side with the modern science. Chapter two of the book points out to several advantages for teaching the history of science in schools. In addition, it provides a number of examples for successful scientists whose ideas have been respected and reliable for many years. The authors also indicate the religion and how it was affected science before indicating modern science which was started by scientific revolution and the alterations occurred in the conceptual ideas. On the other hand, chapter three of Moran and Keeley’s book addresses the relationship between the nature of science and the conceptual understanding. It is mentioned to three areas in the nature of science that are significant for sophisticating science literacy and provides several valid definitions for the nature of science. Likewise, the authors presents the importance of questions and creating the prepared mind in order to advance learners’ abilities.
In one study by Fisman (2005) first used a questionnaire to measure student’s environmental knowledge and then had students to assess their changes in their environmental awareness. Moreover, results indicated that students’ home environment reflected how they saw the current environmental situation. For example, students living in a higher socioeconomic status displayed improved views about their environment but children in low socioeconomic status did not. Too, the condition of one’s environment can reflect how the student improves on their views about nature. This can create a challenge for environmental educators because not all children can necessarily be influenced as much as others based on their home conditions.
I believe that “wisdom, not cleverness, is the proper aim of all true learning” and that “human ignorance is not an entirely solvable problem; it is, rather, an inescapable part of the human condition” (Orr, 2002, p. 39). As teachers and future teachers it is our duty to not only instill in our students the factual knowledge and technical skills they need to succeed in the world, but also to teach them to consider carefully the consequences of their actions. What happens to the metal cans from the two energy drinks that student consumes daily? What happens to their bodies from drinking that filth? Students do not think about these things often because they are not taught in any setting to think ecologically. How we can get students or any other members of our society to think ecologically is not something Orr dives particularly deeply into, however.
As I look back at my science education, I cannot recall a lot of details about my science classes or my science teachers. I tend to have a love/hate relationship when it comes to science. Science is a subject that did not come easily to me. I had to spend a lot of hours each week studying in order to be able to pass the test for that week. Although I spent many hours studying every week for a test, I found myself not being able to recall the information I had studied once the test was over with. Because of this, I am not satisfied with my level of knowledge of science nor am I confident in my understanding of science. I believe that if I would have had more teachers to make science fun, I would have learned a lot more information.
Primary research is a research in which a research will have to conduct themselves, for instance, surveys and interviews. This form of research is important to the academic cultures because they created and conducted their own experiment. The results from the experiment are their own fresh new findings that no one has tempered with.
Before Einstein, Scientists believed that light waves travelled through a medium called ether. Einstein proved that ether was irrelevant and that light doesn’t travel through a medium. Einstein proved this by figuring out that the speed of light was constant, and in order for ether to be the medium light waves travel through, the speed of light would change depending on the observer. This discovery was one piece of the Specific Theory of Relativity.