• Question: Did you come from a scientific family?

    Asked by edboiy to William, Thibaut "Tibo", Harry, Georgia, Emily, Aimee on 9 Nov 2019.
    • Photo: Georgia Orton

      Georgia Orton answered on 9 Nov 2019:

      Not really, no one in my family works in science.

      Even though my mum did not study science she was my biggest inspiration! She is very curious and likes to understand how things work. She taught me to always ask lots of questions which is a very important skill as a scientist.
      I remember one summer when I was 6 or 7 years old she put some white flowers in blue food colouring so that I could see how the flowers sucked up the water – it turned the flowers blue!

    • Photo: Aimee Egglestone

      Aimee Egglestone answered on 11 Nov 2019:

      I kind of did – My mum is a nurse and my dad is a joiner, but both of them were very, very interested in science.

      They took me to Science Museums all over the UK and they bought me materials to try little experiments at home like growing crystals with salt water and string, or making perfume with flower petals. Now that I think about it, my dad actually used to read me science articles from magazines to help me fall asleep!

    • Photo: Thibaut Deviese

      Thibaut Deviese answered on 11 Nov 2019:

      Not really! My parents were not scientists but strangely my brother and I both decided to study sciences. My brother is a engineer in aeronautics and as you know I am a chemist! I am glad my parents let me decide what I wanted to study and they supported me during all my study.

    • Photo: Emily Sparkes

      Emily Sparkes answered on 19 Nov 2019:

      Nope! My mum used to be a casting director and my dad is a voice actor and comedian, although he is really interested in science