• Question: Why do you find science important

    Asked by anon-176571 to Ali, Jenny, Mark, Simran on 21 Jun 2018.
    • Photo: Ali Hill

      Ali Hill answered on 21 Jun 2018:

      I love science because if gives us answers to things. For example, some scientists called sports scientists might look at how someone moves on the dance floor and how they jump, and then be able to use their knowledge of the body and of muscles (biology) and use physics and maths etc to suggest how they could jump further or higher or with better technique. I’m a sports nutritionist so I’d be looking at what they need to eat be able to jump better. For example, if you tried to dance just after you’d had a Christmas dinner it wouldn’t be pretty. But if you tried to dance after you hadn’t eaten or drunk anything for hours you also wouldn’t be very good. I’m interested in what you’d need to eat and drink to make sure you danced so well you could win Strictly 💃 🕺🏻Science lets me do that. That’s why it’s important to me.

    • Photo: Mark Kirkwood

      Mark Kirkwood answered on 22 Jun 2018:

      Hey Aneira, nice question, and it’s a biggie!

      I think science is important, because it tries to explain the unknown.

      We can’t make people’s lives better, or save the planet, without knowing how things work and how we can change them.

      Once we understand a problem, we can try and solve it, and this is pretty much all science does. It makes it easier for us to solve problems!