Essay on The Positive Effects Of Teaching And Learning Science

1530 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
Dear dr blencowe,

It has recently been brought to my attention that you are considering dropping science from the school curriculum. I feel that this would be a mistake and during the course of this letter I wish to outline the positive effects teaching and learning science has, not only on individual students but also the school as a whole. Science, in the modern world has become more popular as a choice of study but also the need for future scientists has grown.

“Stand on the shoulders of giants” the quote made famous by Sir Isaac Newton perfectly encapsulates the importance of science, the quote refers to building on the discoveries of those that have come before us, it is the corner stone of scientific thought and what constantly moves the human race as a species forward. This idea translates to schools very well, science not only encourages students to work as a team but also to strive to make themselves better, science does not discourage failure rather it allows students to see where they can learn from their failures and improve upon them. Neil deGrasse Tyson said “The good thing about science is that it 's true whether or not you believe in it.” This quote shows that one of the fundamental aspects of science is that it transcends cultural differences and geographical locations, science strives to include the whole of humanity to better ourselves, scientific names of animal species are even written in Latin to allow people throughout the world to despite language…

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