These two poems are all about science method and what it’s like using them. The first poem talks about someone going threw the steps of the scientific method and what it’s like. The second poem is in the mind of someone taking field notes and how the mind can wander and question things.
A Scientific Method By: Rosie Knafl
Gazing around at the grass covered ground, I observed photosynthesis at work in trees and flowers and leaves.
What can I observe? Everything, if I look carefully at the wonderful world that preserves evidence of life.
But what can I do with that alone? If I have no intentions to figure it out? An inference must be made, a logical guess, to take this from the darkest shades.
I infer that without the bright rays of light, all would wither and die and shrink into blight.
Just like a clownfish and sea anemone, an observation and inference cannot survive standing alone. They are Symbiotic in nature, depending on each other to thrive.
For a glorious science to progress, these must march hand in hand. If not, we will lose all that has evolved and made us man.
In the Mind of Field Notes By: Sarah Howell
give title to notes
hate title, throw it away
forget title and start looking for stuff to write down
“Forest floor is kind of wet”
find something better to write down
“Lots of big oaks”
should I draw a picture?
no picture looks like a five year old drew it left handed
“Oak uses photosynthesis to make energy for itself”
everyone knows that, why am I writing it down
“Leaves have six points”
should I recount, nah I think i’m right
oh, a squirrel
should i draw that too
picture looks better
“Fur silky and brown like the oak trees it lives in”
that would be a good caption
no, looks like you’re trying too hard
“Brown fur”, creative…
are squirrels omnivores?
do they eat bugs too or just nuts?
“Most Likely herbivores, although they might kill smaller animals”
would a squirrel attack a chipmunk?
odd shaped pond
aw, a frog
eh… dead frog
someone might get energy from that
maybe a snake?
do snakes eat dead animals?
kind of wanna catch a snake now…
maybe I should find one
the sky looks like it’s going to rain
maybe I should go?
should I write about that too?