Why we like Science

Mr Phillips (Biology Teacher)

Science explains everything. It can explain common everyday phenomena like why you get static electricity shocks and it will eventually explain how life began. However, the more we discover the more we want to know. We will never be satisfied with what we know currently and we can use Science to answer our problems on the planet.

Mr Smith (Physics Teacher)

I love Science because I love to know how things work. I don't believe it is enough to accept everyday phenomena at face value and I take great satisfaction from developing a deeper understanding of things we take for granted, whether they be on the scale of the stars and the universe, or as small as the inner workings of the atom.

Miss Page (Chemistry Teacher)

I'm not happy just accepting things, I want to know why! Science gives me the why! ... then poses even more questions that need answering. It's not a subject that stops, no one person will ever know everything about Science. As our understanding of life, the universe and everything (literary reference) deepens we realise that there is even more we don't understand. That unlimited potential is exciting...  that's why I find science so amazing.

Mrs Few (Chemistry Teacher)

Because you can relate everything in the world to Science. Pick any topic and Science is behind it - I doubt any other subjects get pupils constantly asking "is that why..."I also like that the subject can be taught in so many different ways - experiments, games, modelling, outdoor activities.

Dr Cannadine (Chemistry Teacher)

'Science is all around us and the fascinating part of teaching Science is sharing knowledge and ideas with the students' 'Using Science to solve global problems is the way forward'. 'Experiments and Scientific models allow students to understand some of the more tricky concepts'

Mr Davis (Chemistry Teacher)

Science is inquisitive by its very nature. It aims to explain why things happen. I appreciate that it is never ending, the sense that each unlocked door presents several more locked ones is exciting. The pursuit of Science has shaped the world in which we live and will continue do so. Science can empower the human race to achieve the most monumental of feats.

Mrs King (Biology Teacher)

I love doing experiments, especially the whizz bang ones. I am fascinated by the behaviours and amazing adaptations of different animals (David Attenborough is my hero): Who can fail to be interested by a lizard that can run on water and a giant squid with 18 metre long tentacles? I also love the complexity of genetics and how your genes control different features in the body; from whether you can roll your tongue, to how susceptible you are to addiction.

Dr Smye (Physics and Maths Teacher)

I am interested in Science because I love to understand how things work. I'm the type of person who likes to take a machine apart and see what is inside it and how the different parts fit together, and then hopefully be able to put it back together again so it still functions as intended. As a graduate student I specialised in particle physics, when we were studying the particles inside the proton and attempting to explain the forces between them. For me Science is about being curious about the world around us and understanding the processes that make the world the way it is.

Mrs Harnett (Biology Teacher)

I love Science because it is so interesting. I enjoy being able to explain things using my scientific knowledge. As a Science Teacher at Arden I am lucky enough to be able to inspire pupils with a wealth of information from making model cells out of cake in Year 7, teaching Year 10 how to calculation titrations using complex numeracy skills or explaining to Year 12 how their kidneys work. I love Science as it is challenging, interesting and exciting.

Miss Orton (Biology Teacher)

I love that science allows you to be ambitious, stretching yourself to ask the questions “what would happen if…?”, “why does that …?” Science is daring, it allows us to debate the ethics of whether we should we do something just because we can. It is always relevant and in the news meaning you can readily relate new science to your lessons and grasp the interest of our future scientists.