At blen we believe that in order to have a good grasp of science, one must adopt the language of science. For example the word "light": the common use of the word "light" (meaning everything from having a low weight, up to something we see being emitted from a lamp), and the scientific use of the word light (any form of energy which falls on the electromagnetic spectrum such as UV rays or microwaves).

Nowhere is the use of the correct scientific language more important than in the word: scientist. It was first used by the British Association in 1834, meaning to draw an analogy between those who practice art (called artists) and those who practice science (now known as a scientist). See here for the full article by the Financial Times, explaining the word scientist. Please send your opinions into ask@blen-education.org.uk or tweet us @blen-education


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