What expectations did you have of biology/environmental science class at the start of the year? When was the last time you had biology or earth science?
Honestly, I didn't know what to expect as I walked into the biology/environmental science class. I knew that biology had to do with living things, so I sort of had a sense that we would be learning about living things. My knowledge of biology was pretty much non-existent so I knew that going into this class was going to be a lot of learning. The last time I had an earth science class was in Sophomore year when I had a chemistry class for one semester.
Describe a memorable event when your perspective of what it means to be a scientist changed or was challenged. Why was this moment important for you?
A time my perspective of being a scientist was challenged was when I did my abstracted observations around the school. This event challenged me because I had to take a closer look at whatever I was observing. This abstracted observation changed my perspective of what it means to be a scientist because I realized that scientists have to always focus on details on whatever they are observing.
How have you evolved as a scientist this semester?
I have evolved as a scientist this past semester by pushing my thinking in order to understand concepts and finding connections between my personal life and science. At the beginning of this semester, I found it difficult to find ways that I personally connect to science, but as we did different labs and read different readings, I found that making connections was easier than I thought. I needed to stop overthinking.