Isaac Asimov once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, that one that heralds the most discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’” Today in Dr. Berke’s science class, the 8th grade students were learning about genetics and DNA sequences. It was very clear that students were not only learning, but also making discoveries of their own.
Matching the letter C to G, and A with U and T creates a sequence that is the base of DNA. For the 8th graders, matching DNA and RNA is a simple task, but when it comes time to build them together that is when the challenge emerges. Seeing the look on their faces, one could tell the gears in their heads were working to figure it out. Today they got to be scientist, and explore the inner workings of what makes someone who they are.
To some, science can be dull and boring, but to the students it is the hands on experiment that makes this class one of their favorites. Whether it is creating their own rollercoasters, experimenting with dry ice, or dissecting lamb hearts, the students truly enjoy all that science has to offer.
The science lab is a place where discoveries are made. Whether they are big or small, the students are enjoying everything that they have learned. The discoveries they make are exciting for them because it expands their mind and they are always learning something new.