Dare to Dream

Atul BadriJune 1, 2022Time and Space

Every one of us has a unique interest. I’ve always been intrigued by the power of science. It all started when I visited a science museum as a 5-year-old boy. I explored all the rooms in the museum, my curiosity piqued. There was a learning dome where I watched a presentation on space and interstellar research. I left the museum thrilled and excited to learn more about space.

I started reading books about space. Soon, I asked my mother to enroll me in science classes and she did. I really enjoyed learning basic concepts related to various branches of science including forensics, chemistry, and physics. My teacher patiently answered our queries and helped us learn concepts through small experiments. With that, my interest in science grew. Watching various documentaries related to space, especially space missions and black hole research helped me to understand the efforts made by scientists to make the world better. Their determination and curiosity inspired me to do the same when I grow up.

When I grow up, I would like to be a scientist and use nuclear fusion’s power to slow down global warming, create portals for traveling, and much more. The usage of portals would replace carbon-dioxide emitting vehicles and make traveling faster, greener, and more efficient. I would also like to discover new elements that will help our planet be a happy place to live. I am excited, I am intrigued, and, most of all, I am going to be a scientist!

Atul Badri is an 11-year-old boy studying at Tanglin Trust in Singapore.