• Question: did u like science when you were at school our did u discover your talent later on in life I have liked science since y6 when my teacher told us about Isaac newton which inspired me to try and find new things about the world

    Asked by graceandacacia on 12 Jan 2018. This question was also asked by 21faraazah.
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      Freya Wilson answered on 12 Jan 2018:

      The first time I realised I really liked science was in Y6 too. We learnt about photosynthesis and why plants were green and it just blew my mind! It wasn’t until a bit later on, in secondary school, when I started getting really inspired by things I’d read. I read a lot of popular science books and science fiction too. I loved the idea that lots of current technology applications were started off as something someone imagined in a book once.

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      Daniel Mills answered on 12 Jan 2018:

      yes, I enjoyed sciences because it helped me make sense of the world around me

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      Sarah Knight answered on 26 Jan 2018:

      I always enjoyed science, but for a long time I wanted to be a musician, so I spent most of my time practising the clarinet and piano and thinking about music! It wasn’t until I was at university that I started to think more about sound perception and the psychology of music, and that’s how I ended up being a psychologist! I think it’s great that people enjoy science when they’re young, but I also think that it’s never too late to decide to study it!

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      Damien Hall answered on 26 Jan 2018:

      I did quite like biology, chemistry and physics when I was at school–but I liked languages more, so I did French, Spanish, Latin and Greek instead. Later, I chose to study linguistics (which is the science of how language works, and what people do with it), but I didn’t really know it was a science, to start with. It soon became clear, though, that using science in linguistics was the best way to find stuff out and be sure that what you found was true. So I would say that I chose to study what interested me, and then I found that science was useful for that, but I didn’t choose it BECAUSE it was science, if that makes sense. I didn’t even do Biology, Chemistry and Physics until the end of school–I stopped after Year 11.

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      Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez answered on 30 Jan 2018:

      Yes, I really liked science when I was at school, I really enjoyed biology, chemistry, maths and physics, I also enjoyed psychology and law. Geography and history were not part of my favourite topics. Overall, I must say that I have always liked school and I was lucky enough to have very good teachers and I have always loved learning new things, that’s true even now, so school was a great place for that reason.