Five poems about science and scientific-type topics.
The Great O
Value of 800
Symbol for ohm
Star Trek particle
The end of all things
Last letter of the Greek alphabet
Total: 8 lines / 27 words
Form: Shape Poetry
AUTHOR'S NOTE: The Fibonacci Number is an integer sequence where the next number in in the series is the sum of the previous two numbers. It has a variety of applications; everything from economic modeling to poker predictions to natural arrangements of leaves on branches, the fruitlets of a pineapple, and a snail's shell.
three, five, eight
thirteen, and then
twenty-one, thirty-four, et cetera
Total: 5 lines / 13 words
"THE EDUCATION OF JESSE PINKMAN"
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Inspired by the television show Breaking Bad
Jesse Pinkman used to have an itch
To peddle meth and make himself rich
Then he met Walter White
Became his acolyte
Learned to cook and exclaimed “Science, bitch!”
Total: 5 lines / 29 words
"OLOGIES, A TO Z"
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Two of these areas of study are made up. Can you guess which ones before hovering over them to find the answer?
Total: 26 lines / 26 words
"AN ODE TO SCIENCE"
Oh, science! You unforgiving minx,
Exacting standards, no room for hijinks.
Sometimes I wish you’d fall for my act,
And not be so utterly obsessed with fact.
While the arts may be open to interpretation,
You’re more concerned with logic and causation.
Intellectually curious and discerning,
You’re never ever truly done learning.
The arts may give us music, movies, and games,
But you’re the one that advances our evolutionary aims.
While everyone else is playing around,
You discover what previously hadn’t been found.
Total: 12 lines / 83 words
Total: 56 lines / 178 words (see above for individual word counts)
Form: see above for list of forms
Originally written for "A Fistful of Merit Badges" and "I Write in 2018" .