Describe one area of science (medicine, physics and etc.) that sounds interesting to you.
You should say:
What it is
When you knew it
How you knew it
And explain why it sounds interesting to you
An area of science that really interests me is geology. I mean, I don’t have a deep interest in the field to be honest, but I had a collection of interesting stones when I was a child and I used to look them up in books and learn about where they came from, how they were formed and things like this. I got quite into it for a time, and I used to read some National Geographic magazines, so this led me into finding geography interesting, especially anything related to volcanoes. So, I guess you could say I am mildly interested in geology and geography and the science behind the earth and plate tectonics and how physical geography works. I also watch, occasionally, documentaries, with my grandfather, about natural history and dinosaurs. I think this kind of fits into the same or a similar area of science really, because we have found a lot of fossils of dinosaurs and other creatures from millions or billions of years ago, in stones in mountains and quarries and other areas. So, all in all I’d say that I’m interested in this field more than any other field really. I’ve never really had an interest in space, or technology or military science, or physics or chemistry really, or the kind of things we learn in school. I don’t read about any of these things today – but when it comes to geology and geography I still have quite an interest. In fact, now you mention it, I think I’d like to develop this interest a bit more, especially as I enjoy travelling to natural places. I once visited the karst mountains in Yangshuo, near to Guilin, and I found this especially fascinating. You can even go into the caves on foot, or in a boat through some underground rivers and tunnels. I’d love to do this again.
1. What kind of qualities should a scientist have?
A scientist, I guess, should be very careful about details. Should have a great attention to detail. This is the first thing that comes to mind anyway. Unlike art, a scientist should have a solid foundation in mathematics and therefore have a strong ability to understand numbers and complex equations. This is the very basis of most science. Secondly, I think a scientist needs to be very calm, controlled, and have a strong and long attention span. When you are reading specific reports or doing experiments or putting together research papers you have to concentrate very calmly and in a very focused manner – there is no room for error or “vague thinking” in science.
2. Should children be encouraged to learn science?
Yes, of course, science is very important and children should be encouraged to have at least a basic knowledge of the physical sciences – and I think teachers and parents should make science interesting for children, show them how it relates to the real world and not just force them to learn endless sums and equations, but tell how things work in daily life in the home and on earth. How the seas come in tides, how mountains were formed, how crops grow, how the weather works – things like this will inspire interest in children, because they are always asking and wondering why things happen the way they do in life.
3. Can science be applied in life? Can you give me some examples?
There are loads of ways in which science can apply to life. In fact, science is really the basis of how all life is… well, “life”! Examples are numerous, but some that come to mind are things like gravity: why do things fall to the ground when we drop them? Why does water go down a plughole in the bath or sink in a certain swirling direction? How were mountains, rivers and valleys formed all those millions of years ago. All these things can only be explained by science.
4. What influence will international cooperation on technology bring to the society?
International cooperation and the sharing of technology, advances and discoveries can help everyone on the planet speed up in terms of developments in all fields. One example is medical science – if we share medical knowledge then more people in the world can be cured of diseases or at least develop possible medicines and vaccinations much quicker. If the world makes a “team effort” with things like this then it’s beneficial to everyone, especially the poorer nations that cannot afford the research and development, themselves.
5. What do you think about unmanned cars?
I think they are definitely something that is coming in the future, but we aren’t quite there yet. Currently they are in very early stages of development so there are a lot of issues with potential dangers and accidents, and it’s still not clear how automated cars will work on busy city roads and places with heavy traffic and quite disorganized roads and road systems. For unmanned cars to work effectively, we will have to overhaul our entire road systems, and this will take many years. So, I think we have a long way to go yet before we can trust such vehicles, but we are slowly getting there. They will certainly bring a lot of advantages when they finally reach the stage when they can be introduced and used on mass, but I think we’ve a long way to go yet!最新热文推荐：
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