What’s your relationship with science?


Most people do not go to school to become scientists, and most Americans don’t have science education beyond high school. So when I ask, “What is your relationship with science?” you might think of using microscopes to study pond water in seventh-grade, or your weird chemistry teacher in high school who liked to make Bunsen burner jokes, or a science fair for which you made a solar system out of Styrofoam balls. Try to recall your involvement with science throughout your lifetime. Did you love it, or hate it? Were you kept in a classroom or allowed to go outside to explore? When you hear the word “science,” what comes to mind?

ASSIGNMENT: Write 500 words on “My Relationship with Science.” Please submit to me via email or in hard copy on January 26.