Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Physics is simply magic!
I started my teaching career as a physics teacher and I am still passionate about the subject and how it is taught...
Physics is the branch of science concerned with the properties of matter and energy and the relationships between them. It is based on mathematics and traditionally includes mechanics, optics, electricity and magnetism, acoustics, and heat. Modern physics, based on quantum theory, includes atomic, nuclear, particle, and solid-state studies. It can also embrace applications such as geophysics and meteorology. Physics is no harder than any other subject on the curriculum but we have been persuaded that subjects like mathematics and physics are harder to learn about, harder to teach and harder when it came to tests and examinations. It's all nonsense of course and in the hands of a great teacher like Richard Feynman physics is simply magic. Our job as educators is to make the subject come alive and to inspire young people to love the subject and want to become physicists, mathematicians and engineers.