While I was growing up, I had always wanted to be a ‘scientist.’ This dream of mine hit me when I was around seven years old. At that point I didn’t really know what a scientist was or what he/she did. I was basically interested with the mixing of colourful liquids.

Now that I have actually learnt the basics and I have had hands-on experiences, I realized that science is not just about dissecting a creature or mixing two substances, but it is actually about curiosity and observation. It is key for one to experience this amazing field.

Science started off way back when two cavemen decided to find out what would happen if they rubbed two sticks together. So, they did just that and, voila! Fire was discovered, and science has been booming ever since. I am sure these two people would have had some difficulties before accomplishing their task. These are qualities a true scientist has…  grit and determination.

Science explains why an object falls to the ground when thrown up, or why the world is a sphere and not flat. This marvellous field does not have any limits because its root cause is to expand one’s knowledge, thus, there are new discoveries and inventions being made every day.

Imagine a tree. It grows and grows, far and wide, and just as it is about to come to an end, it drops a seed, which gives rise to a new one. This tree is just like science. A discovery is made and there are scientists everywhere finding out and digging deeper around that one, lone theory. And just when we think we have understood everything, a new discovery pops up, giving rise to newer ideals and theories.

Science is not just about new technology, inventions or new medicines. Science is about a whole lot more than that and to sum it up, we believe that science is a way of helping the brain grow in finding new knowledge and helps us defeat our curiosity of how the world develops and works today.

Science is important because it has helped form the world that we live in today.


– Om Anaokar IX B