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Rosie

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How can I make physics fun?
« on: 19/01/2009 10:10:15 »
Rosie asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi, I am learning physics at school and i find it really boring. Have you got
any tips on how to make it fun???

What do you think?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 19/01/2009 10:13:04 »
I'm glad its physics.  ;) ;) ;) ;)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 19/01/2009 10:37:00 »
There are some really cool physics experiments that the guys have done in kitchen science, you could have a look at those.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/01/2009 17:30:27 »
Read around here and see if you find some good questions:)
Then try them on your teacher (constantly:)

After some time, you will have a much more interesting environment.
Meeting the principal and such:)

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No, not really so but you would force him to think some:)
And that might make it more interesting.
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« Reply #4 on: 19/01/2009 18:00:52 »
I think it depends upon what you think is fun.  I find some aspects of physics to be fun, and some to be intellectually funny, but most of all, I find physics exciting.  If you find that physics is boring and have found nothing in it yet that sparks your interest perhaps you should consider doing something else instead.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/01/2009 20:59:41 »
The aim of Science is not to entertain people. It's aim is to improve the understanding of how the World works. That is, actually, not a trivial and fun thing.
Exciting, absorbing, frustrating, very hard work. If you like something like that - it's fun.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 20/01/2009 11:07:50 »
Look Rosie, take it easy, things come in their own time.

But if you find physics boring I'm not surprised.
It depends very much on how good the teacher is.
And the curriculum of the subject of course.

As SC wrote, for some it's more of a 'calling' than for others.
But it can still be good fun, even when not feeling so.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/01/2009 11:16:22 »
Pick up a (shiny) spoon (or any other concave/convex mirror) and play with it, put your eyes really close to the (concave side of the) spoon and you'll see it (your eyes) get really large, but when you move it (the spoon) back, you are upside down! :o:o:o
 

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« Reply #8 on: 20/01/2009 11:16:59 »
I sometimes still do that at dinner time ;)
 

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