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Science and Math are used in two ways in all careers that you may encounter. The two ways are direct and indirect. First, indirect. The study of science and math help you learn the methods of reasoning through problems and examining data provided to you to get results. For example, as a mechanic if you have a car that will not run, you go through the possibilities step by step. You may experiment by adding plugs, a new fuel pump, etc to see if it fixes the problem. These are the same techniques used in science and math. All jobs involve reasoning and math. These are the indirect techniques you will learn in your courses. Second, direct. It will amaze you how many jobs involve the use of math and chemistry directly. All jobs involve math. You can not escape this fact. If you can think of one, let me know. I have never found one (except maybe bum). As for science, the number of careers that need science is very large. The fields of art, mechanics, publishing, law, medicine, movies, music, etc have need of science and people that understand science. Of the two, the indirect methods are the ones that will help you throughout your life no matter what you do. I don't know your future, but try to see if you can figure out how what you are learning in science and math will effect what you want to do after you get out of school. If you can not figure it out, ask your teacher or E-mail me. hboyter@cstone.net

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