I love chemistry, but I'm clumsy in lab work. Should I study chemistry at university?
But, on the other hand, those experiments that we do seems kinda old and I think that they are not used in industry anymore. Once while I was talking to my grandad (who used to be teach chemistry at uni) about one experiment that I was doing, he told me that method of measuring molar mass used to be old when he was a student. I have a feeling like that those experiment are not used anymore and their role is to train student to be careful and concentrated while doing it.
All in all, I wouldn't like to be stopped from studying chem at uni just because of my fear and clumsyness. I'm going to do a project in physics next year with a friend from my class who is also interested in science and I hope that I'll get rid of the fear.
Thanks in advance.
I'm usually not clumsy in some other circumstances. For example, I'm good at sports. You mentioned racquetball (I didn't know what is that until I checked it at Google ). Well, I'm good at basketball, table tennis, etc. Furthermore, when I was younger, I used climb trees all the time and I never fell if it. Also, I learnt to walk earlier than other babies and I didn't fall as often as other kids. In addition, I remember few occasions in last few months when i caught the falling object that fell of a table. Taking all this in a count I would say that I'm bit clumsy in the lab because of the pressure and lack of concentration, especially when I have to concentrate at many things in a same time. When I'm under pressure, I do not do things precisely, because I just think of getting rid of the pressure in my head caused by the fact that I have to do it in 90 minutes.
For example, I sometimes forget to add something somewhere when I'm under pressu