20 February 2012

Who am I?

I thought that I would take a moment to share a little bit of information about myself.

I am a science teacher.  I have taught many different subjects, from Earth Science, to Biology, and Environmental Science.

I absolutely love science.  With a passion.  I think that science gives us the tools we need in order to unlock the world around us:  Why is the sky blue?  How does a ship float?  How come, if I drop a bowling ball and an apple from the same height at the same time will they both hit the ground at the exact same moment?

I think that everyone can understand and get science.  You don't have to become a quantum physicist or the next Dr. Barnard.  No one is asking you to do that.  But you can tell me why the tides go in and out.

As a follow up to the previous statement, I think that science should be available to everyone.  You can't understand or get something if you can't find it.

I don't think that asking for help is a sign of weakness.  All it is is a sign that you need help, that you don't quite understand something.

I think that humor is good.  There is no need for a further explanation, other than the fact that I will try to include a "Friday funny" science joke once a week.  I can't promise that they will all be good.

I am a bit of a procrastinator.  For that, I do apologize.  If I disappear from time to time, it is not that I have forgotten about you, it may just be that I found a new exciting book that I got hooked on, or a project, or someone's tumblr, or a shiny object... However, I can promise you that I will try my best to keep this to a minimum.

This seems to me to be a pretty good list, so I will end it here.  Except for one last thing:  if you think that there is something that you would like me to discuss, or help you to better understand, please, let me know.

Thanks everyone!!!

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