The Wonder of Science – in Haiku!
Students of The Camden School for Girls Simon Flynn
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An attractive force Between all objects with mass Just like you and me Science is a thing of magic and wonder. It reveals complex patterns – and often thrilling chaos – at the heart of nature; the strange alchemy of reactions between invisible atoms; the bewildering origins of our universe; and the connections in our brains that create love, fear, joy – and poetry. Sciku brings together more than 400 revealing, poignant, witty haiku on scientific subjects. Written by students at The Camden School for Girls, these poems reflect on topics as varied as Newton’s laws, climate change, time travel and evolution. They are also elegiac, enigmatic and often extremely beautiful. Dissolving confusion To some, solutions Are answers; to chemists they Are still all mixed up.
Simon Flynn is the author of the Science Magpie (‘a cornucopia of curious facts, anecdotes and quotations … sure to entertain and surprise’ New Scientist) and is a teacher of science at Camden School for Girls.
There were distinct differences between different subjects – and there was a huge range of styles and content.’