• Question: have you been interested in science all of your life

    Asked by jrunnerz32 to Mike, Emma on 2 Jul 2012. This question was also asked by whlaurenandems.
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      Michael Cook answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      Hmm. I don’t think so. In a sense I have been – I always loved computers and wanted to know how they worked. But I didn’t know anything about computer science until I was 17 or 18, so I didn’t know I was itnerested!

      I liked Physics, and I was okay at it, but I didn’t love it like I love Computing! I always found them interesting though.

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      Emma Trantham answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      I loved science at school – or at least I loved bits of science. Often the bits of science that I most enjoyed were the ones that had the best teachers!

      Biology was always my favourite (when I was very little I used to spend my summers wandering round the garden finding earwigs nests or lizards or woodlice and watching how they behaved).

      My Dad is a physicist and so he made learning bits of physics really interesting for me.

      I probably found chemistry the least interesting subject at school but it was realyl useful as I find myself referring back to bits of it now.

      But I know that there are plenty of people who werent’ interested at all in science at school but are now. in fact one of my colleagues is like that – she worked as a vet nurse after school but now is studying with the open university for a science degree. It’s never too late to change your mind!