Through the looking glass

Picture caption– Through the looking glass: “An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.” (Max Planck)

My view of science is captured in this image, which reflects the notion that science at its core is an activity motivated by the human instinct to question and wonder about the universe that surrounds us. Every child explores, looks, listens, smells, touches, feels, and questions everything around them. I believe that the discipline of science exists to advance this basic wondering of how our world exists and functions. This is accomplished through observation, measurement, experimentation, and many other modes of inquiry that are used to address the questions that burn in the back of scientists’ minds, both young and old.

Image source: Children & Nature Network Community Forum

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