"Who needs science any way" pipes up a little
grade 4 boy as the teacher tries to explain the definition to
electricity to the class. Little does he know that science has
to do with almost everything. Science is the explanation of the
world around us. This means it tells us why certain things in
nature happen like why the sun rises and sets or why we get the
flu if our friends or family members had it. Science is necessary
for a person to study if they wish to have a job in the fast
moving world. It is our duty and the duty of others to see that
science is made a priority in our education system.
It is important for the Canadian government to know how well
students are doing in science for many reasons. Firstly, what
children learn in schools can impact society and the economy
in the future. It is not something that should be taken lightly
especially since we are entering the 3rd millennium. The government
must observe if the science part of the education system is suited
for the rapidly developing world around us. It is important for
Canada to see each province's weaknesses and strong points in
their educational system so each province can improve their system
or share their knowledge so the country can have graduates who
are prepared for the world ahead of them.
If the government knows what jobs in the future will be of
great demand or what education background is needed for a good,
well-paying job then they can put emphasis and direction on those
sort of things in school. This will make Canadian students ready
for the future and may even make Canada a more influential and
Canada can improve its economy by knowing how well students
are doing in science. By observing the popularity of certain
sciences, the government can help companies to foster development
in these areas. This will develop jobs tailored to the interest
and abilities of its future work force.
For the prosperity of the country, it is the governments responsibility
to evoke the interest of science in children. This can be done
through different ways. One way is through science fairs which
can be held in your school or be part of a national fair, such
as the Calgary Youth Science Fair. Another is visiting your local
science center or museum and taking part in science programs
which can show children the fun side of science. This will also
allow children to see first hand what science is all about and
may even draw them to a particular area of science such as biology
or chemistry. These programs can be funded by universities, the
government or private companies.
Science is fun and it is important for a career in the job
market. Just think about it for a moment. Almost every career
that is m great demand in the job market has to do with science
such as engineering, computer scientists and information technology.
In high school, it is usually recommended to do physics, chemistry
and biology. These courses will allow you to have many options
in preparing for university when you have to choice a particular
science to study.
In an edition of Job Futures, physical science graduates account
for 4.9% of all post-secondary graduates 63% which are for computer
science. The current labor market conditions for the occupations
in which these graduates are expected to look for work are good.
The labor market outlook for recent graduates from masters, undergraduates,
colleges and trade/vocational has been good for 1996 and will
be good - until 2001. These are good statistics but they can
be improved on if we wish to keep up in the world of science.
Science is important in the international job market. Countries
all across the world are desperately trying to find explanations
for the natural phenomena that occur everyday. Computers aren't
the only things that are of great interest. Jobs as biologist
or chemists are also of great interest and provide employment
opportunity worldwide. This relieves one of the uncertainty of
whether or not you can find a good job.
Coming into the 3rd millennium, we face many questions. Is
it possible to find a substance that can kill viruses, or stop
the spread of cancer? Is the cloning of a human being possible?
Can we find ways to preserve our natural resources and still
meet the needs of all people? Again all of these questions are
science related. We desperately search for answers to the problems
of the world so we may head for bigger and better horizons such
as outer space. Space has captured the imagination of humans
for decades. We hope in the 3rd millennium we will explore this
final frontier and answer the major question, "Do other
forms of intelligent life exist?" We must prepare to attempt
to answer some of these questions by studying science as a career.
Science is very important in terms of the present and future.
The world is changing every moment, we must change with it. There
is more to life than what we see. Students, with the help of
teachers and the government, must prepare for what is ahead if
they want to improve the world. To prepare students and the economy
for the future, the government must observe the science in the
education system. It may seem like there is a lot of weight on
children's shoulders but remember there are three to four billion
children in this world and if everyone of them did their part
for the future, the world would be a much more advanced place.