Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
The most important thing for a scientist is to be unendingly curious about the world around you. Don't take things for granted! Always wonder, why is that? How does that work? What if? You should practice being patient, because answers often take time to emerge. You should be persistent. If an experiment doesn't work, or your hypothesis is not supported, it has still told you something important. You should read a lot - books of all kinds - and it is great to keep a notebook of what you are seeing or thinking about. Don't put limits on what you "want to learn." A good scientist gets inspiration from everything around them. Take all kinds of science classes, but also plenty of math courses. They will give you a way of thinking about a problem that will be invaluable to your science career. And work on your writing skills, so you can write clearly and thoughtfully about anything!