2006 Catherine Raia Mini Scholar Essay Winners
Congratulations to the following first place winners from each participating class for their wonderful essays on
"Why Science is Important"
Lisa Marie La Vara
Vincent Nicoletta, PS 23
Why Science is
Important by Richard Cariddi,
science life would not exist. We
need science in every area of our lives, from the time we are born to the
time we die. We use science
to explore our world and the other worlds in our galaxy.
Even before we are born science is working for us.
Biology, the study of the human body, helps keep us healthy.
This same science helps to keep our bodies functioning our whole
life. Scientists have used
biology to help us understand t6he way our bodies work.
With help from another science called chemistry scientists have
come up with medicines and vaccinations to help our bodies fight disease
and help us live longer. In
order for Scientists to this they must also study the Earth and all things
in nature. The study of the
earth is called Earth Science. Everything
is made from the elements of the earth, just like us.
In order for us to understand ourselves we have to know about
everything around us.
This takes us to Marine Biology, which is the study of the
creatures of the ocean. This
is important because a lot of things we eat come from the ocean.
There are also certain types of plants that grow in the ocean that
are used as medicine. There
are so many creatures living in the ocean that a lot of them have not been
Just as important as the other sciences, but maybe a little bit
more baffling is Astronomy. This
is the study of Outer Space. This
science has been around for hundreds of years.
From Astronomers like Galileo we have learned about the existence
of other planets and how they affect our planet.
A lot of Astronomers were also physicist like Sir Isaac Newton.
Physics is the study of matter and energy.
Science is the study of just about everything in our world and all
of the other worlds in our galaxy. Without
it we would know nothing about ourselves and the world we live in. I think science helps us evolve and adapt to the world around
ďScience is an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in
a world of mystery.Ē
-Sir Cyril Herman Hinshellwood
Why Science is Important
by Shateeka Beckles, PS21
Science is important because we use it everyday.
The human body is science. Electricity
is science. The planets are
science, and technology is science. Science is also fun. In
science you learn how to build stuff and make chemicals.
Science helps us in life by helping us to control and know our
body. Everybody should know
how their body works. Without
science there would be no life on earth.
Science created earth. Without
science we wouldnít know about gravity or anything.
The most important thing is vaccines for diseases such as diabetes,
flu, HIV, AIDS chicken pox, measles and small pox.
Without science nobody would know how to cure or prevent them.
Science has created life. It
has made the mountains and the natural resources.
Science also created the sun and the other planets.
Science is believed to create planets and a glacier on Mars.
There could be life on Mars.
The people that made stuff out of science were inventors.
They used strategies and science to make future products.
Inventors are famous for their products we use today.
Thatís important because if we didnít have that stuff then it
would be a plain world.
Why Science is Important by Vincent
Science is all around us. It
gives us information about our world, our bodies, and our universe.
Science helps us to understand that we are all connected.
The importance of science goes beyond the farthest star.
If you donít agree, you should read this essay.
Science teaches us about our world.
Science opens our minds to understand that all living things, big
and small are related to each other.
Science answers many difficult questions about life.
It gives us tools to study animals and their habitats, and to
measure the pollution in our environment.
If we did not have science, then we would not know that aerosol
cans destroy the ozone layer and create global warming.
Science explains the wonders of the world.
It helps us to understand how our bodies and minds work, and how to
repair them. Scientific facts
help us to keep our bodies healthy and disease-free.
Medicines are made to cure illnesses because of science.
Science reaches beyond our world into an unbelievable galaxy.
It teaches us about our place in outer space.
In conclusion, science is important because it teaches us to
question and understand life.
Margarita Feydis, PS 32
Margarita Feydis, PS 32
Science is Important by Courtney Yasuda, PS32
Science, science in the air.
Physics and geology.
Science makes the world go
Gravity keeps us on the ground.
and so much more,
Science is what I adore.
But your teacher will get
in a huff
In science if you blow up stuff.
Itís fun to dissect
eyeballs and germs,
To learn about what causes germs.
Science helps us cure
Like measles, bird flu, and the sneezes.
Science helped us reach
I hope I will be going soon.
Tsunamis, earthquakes, and
Science helps us explain when and why.
Iím learning the
oceanís currents far and wide,
And how weíre affected by the tide.
Thereís also our bodies,
joints, muscles, and bones.
Learning all their names, makes me groan.
Science, science now I
About the world and itís affairs.
(And getting in the Science Fair.)
Science, science in the
Science, science everywhere.
Why Science Is Important by Leighann
Science is a very important subject because it helps you learn all about
the universe and how things work. For
example, we learned about molecules and atoms and chemical reactions.
Also, we learned about the weather and how it affects us
Another thing we
learned about is the human body. We
learned about the lungs and how we breathe.
We discussed the heart and how it pumps blood to all the organs in
our bodies, supplying us with oxygen.
As you can see science is very important.
If we didnít have science we wouldnít be able to understand how
things work, and life wouldnít be the same.
Gabriela Villanueva, PS 16
Why Science is Important
by Gabriela Villanueva, PS 16
is part of our everyday life. Science
is so important because it helps us with our food, air, water, shelter,
and many other things.
helps us with our food because farmers need to use science to help them
grown their crops. Farmers
need to figure out the temperature, soil, fertilizer, and other things
they have to use for their plants.
Science helps us with our air also.
Scientists invented the hybrid car which runs partly on electricity
to help prevent air pollution. A
regular car uses gasoline which becomes air pollution.
Scientists also make solar power which also prevents air pollution.
Solar power uses power so you donít have to use gas or oil which
turns into air pollution.
Scientists are also always finding new ways to make our water safe.
One way of making our water safe is to use chemicals.
The chemicals take away as much bacteria in the water as possible.
That way there is less chance of getting sick by water.
They also try to make the water safe for the fish and plants who in
Natural disasters are so dangerous that is why scientists are
building houses that protect us against hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes
and other disasters. Houses
like that can save many lives.
Scientists have also made technology that helps us predict natural
disasters. So that way we are
prepared for them.
Science is important in so many ways, and science helps us answer
our first question, why?