Micro Life Zone
Asked by fishy5 to DJ, Kyler, Mia, Mick, Peter on 25 Aug 2013. This question was also asked by dunsy, blue11fudge, izirox, stitch22.
@fishy5 I like the way it challenges me. It makes me really question why I think the things I do and encourages me to be open to new ideas, but also to assess facts before deciding if I agree or disagree with something. I think that’s healthy! Science is an amazing area to work in and to hear about other people’s work. I never get bored, which is really important to me. The fact I get to do science that helps animals (which I’ve always loved!) just makes it even more exciting!
I like discovering things and solving problems. I want to know why things are the way they are and scientific experiments can provide the answers.
I like being around extremely smart people (smarter than I am) all day, every day. It’s awe-inspiring watching people tackle new problems that no one has ever solved before — and then figure them out! I also really enjoy when I am able to participate in the that process. When I have a new result from my research and I think “No one else on the planet knows this, besides me!”, that is quite a rush!
@fishy5 Science is not often boring. In my work, almost every day brings a new problem to solve. In my career, I have worked as a lecturer and a computer programmer; I have learned about sonar (how ships and submarines find things under the sea using sound) radar, metal detectors, and satellites.
I once worked on a really neat sensor that was able to measure the amount of water in the soil outside of a waterproof tube by measuring how much it changed the frequency of a little radio transmitter inside the tube.
And now I get a chance to share my love of science with lots of kids.
@fishy5, I love doing things that no one has done before.
I also like learning how to find the answers to difficult questions like this one 🙂
I’m my opinion, being a scientist doesn’t mean you have a work in a job always doing sciency things. If you are always wondering how something happened, or ‘what happens if i….’ then I think that makes you a scientist as well 🙂
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