The words heard from so many young people... "I'm not going to be a scientist, why do I need this?" or "When am I ever gonna use this?" These are valid questions because they show you are thinking about managing your time now and truly care about your future. Why should you learn something that you will not use in the "real world" or why spend time on something that seems pointless? It is logical to think this way. So why do you need a strong science education?
Truthfully, you will probably rarely use scientific and mathematical content directly, but you will hopefully use logic to make decisions on a minute by minute basis for the rest of your life. Believe it or not, the content in math and science is not the important part of your learning! The important part of learning math and science is that you learn a new way of thinking analytically and logically about problem solving. What the heck does that even mean?
Look at it this way... There will probably never be a time when your future employer, good friend or any other person for that matter will ask you to calculate the speed of a moving object or what the hydrologic cycle is. But, we learn these and other concepts in science because they help us to think logically about new problems through research, data collection and analytical analysis. It just so happens we use different content in math and science to learn these valuable skills that will be used throughout your life.
Go ahead and begin with some of these resources!
This page has all of the introductory material necessary to help you begin a successful year in physics.
This page includes all information associated with the physics "Forces" unit.
This page has information pertaining to air pollution and ozone depletion.
This page includes resources associated with the human health and environmental risk unit.
This page has information associated with light waves and color. This is the final unit of the school year!
This page contains all the information necessary to learn the basics of sound waves.
This page has the information necessary to write a high-quality lab report.
This page provides resources in order to help you succeed with one dimensional motion concepts. This is the first unit in physics where students are…
This page has information associated with the work, power and energy unit of physics.
A career in science is far more than a career in biology, chemistry or physics. People interested in science, including people with PhD's in science, find themselves in all kinds of different career fields. Why is someone with a science background going to get hired in a different field though? It's the analytical-logical thinking skills that scientists possess that sets them apart from the rest! You can be interested in science without going to college to become a traditional scientist in a lab. You can even go to college to study science and still work in another field of interest later. With strong scientific skills, the sky is the limit for you!
Knowing how to use Google's advanced operands is incredibly useful. Getting to know how to use these commands now, will save you huge amounts of time when doing research in all of your current classes as well as college classes. VERY few people know that these even exist and even fewer know how to make use of operands effectively. Visit the link below to gain a good understanding of how to use these operands!