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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:06 PM

6. I Loved Physics.

Not that I was any good at it... But loved it regardless.

In regards to science, the reason it becomes so hard is because it isn't made interesting.
When kids, get taught just the basics, they do not get the relationships between real life, application and in so doing, makes it boring.

It sucks, but the only reason I was able to play with lasers in high school was because I was in AP Physics, which allowed me to play around with optics, how light bends and so forth.

A lot of people did not get to experience playing around with a speedometer either, and how it shows that when a person walks it is not at a constant speed. Although, I kinda did freak out the teacher for being able to do that by doing a shuffling, low center of gravity step.

I enjoyed learning the Millikan experiments, and playing with it using the handy dandy Ti-82 at the time.

I guess, all I'm saying is, unless the way things are taught changes. Where they don't concentrate on just a test, but actually instill the wonder of science instead. It just makes things harder.

The idea is, if something becomes interesting, no matter how hard it is, a student will more likely try to learn more about the topic and improve. Which is why I still think Bush's No Child Left Behind was the single worst thing that could have happened to education in this country.

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