A great scientist will like solving problems, be interested in the world around them, have good observational skills, imagination and lots of patience! Most of all, like any other subject, if you just really enjoy learning about science then you will probably be very good at it too 🙂
Ask lots of questions – it’s the best way to understand something you didn’t before, and there’s no such thing as a silly question!
Practice experiments – getting experiments to work sometimes takes lots of patience, but it’s worth it in the end when things start to work!
Read about the topic – find what interests you the most and do a bit of research on it from a book or the internet.
Ooh and another one I’ve learnt recently… when you’re experimenting, write EVERYTHING down. It’s so easy to forget what you’ve done and then you end up going in circles!
Having a science background can help you in more ways than you can imagine! Although challenging at times having knowledge in any or all of the science fields will put you ahead of others in your career and in life.
One thing that can be said is that the resources for learning science go beyond your textbook and classroom – use the internet, friends, and summer camps to your advantage. Science can be taught and is learned in many different ways, so it is best to expose yourself to as many of these learning environments as possible!