• Question: What was your favourate subject in secondary school, does it relate to you now?

    Asked by purplepanda to Alex, Andrew, Delma, Julia, Simon on 5 Dec 2015. This question was also asked by AstroHelena, Biology.com.
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      Julia Attias answered on 5 Dec 2015:

      Hi @383nch28, @739nch28 and @biology.com,

      Mine was P.E, and yes it absolutely relates to what I do now. It gave me the fundamental knowledge of how the body functions (physiology), a way to explore my curiosity about how the body worked and the platform to be able to undertake a Sport Science degree to further my knowledge.

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      Andrew Winnard answered on 6 Dec 2015:

      My favorite subject was science and now I am a space scientist, so that relates well. But, I think that rocket science should go on the curriculum! What is your favorite subject?

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      Alexander Finch answered on 7 Dec 2015:

      I had a class in practical physics which I enjoyed because we got to set up experiments and test ideas and make models (scientific models, that is!). I enjoyed it because it was learning that I could see, something that I could do myself – rather than just trusting what was written in the textbook.

      This method is vital for learning to be a scientist or engineer. This is both because you learn more from it and because it teaches you that the world can is governed by rules which can be discovered, measured and used for our benefit! This idea is core to science.

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      Delma Childers answered on 7 Dec 2015:

      My favorite subject was astronomy. To be completely honest, I liked it partly because class was held in a planetarium, which was amazing. But it also really helped me explore my interest in space and put my future in perspective, in terms of deciding on college major and career path. What about your favorite subject? What do you really enjoy learning about?