Science is the present and future of today's world. It
is all around us; in the way we move, what we do, and what we
use. Even the things we take for granted are in some way a part
of science. This is why we need to learn about the world of science.
Canada needs to know how well students are doing in science
for a couple of reasons. First, with the knowledge of the students'
performance, Canada can determine if the education programs are
challenging enough, or if they need to be more challenging. If
the programs are fine the way they are, then they can be left
alone. If, however, students find that the curriculum for science
is too easy, then another program needs to be put in place, one
that would nurture the students' scientific knowledge, and provide
more skills in science for their life ahead.
I am currently in an advanced grade nine science course. So
far, I have learned about things I never knew existed, and more
about the way the world works. For example, the first part of
the curriculum was chemistry. I learned about chemical reactions,
and how things bond and form new materials. Now when I think
about materials, I wonder 'what materials could I put with this
one to make a new one?' With the proper instruction, students
can learn exactly how to do just that, and then the people who
pursue that particular skill could offer their services for the
better of mankind.
Another reason why Canada should know how well students are
doing in science is to prevent 'brain drain' by creating jobs
that are associated with the fields of science that students
are excelling in. For example, if students do extremely well
in the area of computer science, then jobs should be created
to accommodate some or most of those people. Also, the possession
of these scientific skills would help to create jobs among the
people. The scientists that work in the research and development
area in businesses are always creating new products, and with
that new industry for that product that they create. This would
be creating a working environment for Canadian citizens because
of the knowledge of science that people have.
Science is not only fun, but also important for a career in
the international job market in many ways. Most of the fields
of work are some form of science. The international job market
depends on people that are knowledgeable in their specific field
of science. This way, the country that those people work in benefit
from any breakthroughs that they may have. They receive money
for the product, and new industry is created, bringing the unemployment
rate down for the country as well. Wouldn't it be nice for this
country to be Canada?
There are many potential jobs in the world, in every imaginable
field of science. There are many big corporations that have research
and development areas where scientific expertise is required.
The medical field is always designing new products, and modifying
older ones to make them work more efficiently. One such product
those medical scientists are working on is the bacteriophages
that were discovered in Russia, and is now being researched,
and attempted to be introduced in North America. Communications
technology is important worldwide, in such things as the Internet,
and telecommunications across the globe. Computer technology
is one of the most evident of the branches of science in today's
world, with all the computer generated and controlled systems.
One such system would be the automatic production line in factories,
operated by computer systems. Another would be the laser alarm
systems in homes and commercial buildings.
Chemistry is a widespread field of science, ranging in careers
from the development of new petrochemicals, to the development
and testing of new and old pharmaceuticals. The production of
new materials is based upon chemistry, and even the production
of fireworks is the work of chemists. Biology is a field of science
that helps us to understand the way other organisms bodies function,
and provide the hope of being able to gather more information
of our own bodies, and the comprehension of our complex systems.
With this knowledge, we would be able to find cures for many
complex diseases, for which there is no known remedy. The first
one that comes to mind is cancer. Wouldn't it be nice to rid
the world of this horrible disease? Geology gives us the information
we need to manufacture everyday supplies, and the computer technology
furthers this field in its detections of the movements of the
earth, and earthquakes and other such natural phenomenon.
As you can plainly see, the international job market almost
seems to revolve around science; with very few, if any, jobs
having nothing to do with science. The advance of technology
is the advance of new careers and the elimination of old ones
that are no longer needed because of the replacement of manual
workers with automated machines. If you want to be able to excel
in today's reality, science is probably the best choice. It provides
many opportunities for jobs, and if you search for the right
job for you, you might find a job that pays well. Then the doors
of options unlock themselves to you, opening the unexplored paths
of the universe, just waiting to be discovered by you.