Science is important to learn and study because it helps up to understand how things are created and function in the world. Events that happen in the natural world are explained based off of observation and experience.
To make matters worse students cannot learn with the old fashion lecture style. It is very boring and leads to other bad habits that hinder comprehension of the subject. Also, contacting teachers and teaching assistants is not conducive to students’ busy schedules. Even if those sources are more readily available the lack of mathematical background can be an obstacle. If lectures were changed and the students’ accessibility to help was easier, students may develop a better understanding in math classes, therefore increasing the understanding in physics as
In this experiment, the signal generator was set so that the frequency meter showed a reading of 1,803 Hz. The microphone was moved to a distance from the speaker so that the oscilloscope displayed a straight diagonal line. This position was of the microphone was recorded as the initial position, or beginning of a wavelength. The microphone was then moved farther in the same direction until the oscilloscope displays the same horizontal line. This position was recorded as final position, or the end of the wavelength. The distance between the two positions represents one wavelength for this frequency. This was repeated for frequencies of 2,402 Hz, 3,002, Hz, 3,602 Hz, and 4,201 Hz.
I have always excelled at math and science. Sophomore year, I had to decide whether I would take regents or honors physics in my junior year. I was already going to take AP biology, and I had planned on signing up for regents physics so that I wouldn't get too overwhelmed by science courses. Everyone warned me that honors physics was a tough class. However, I ended up taking the honors because my friend didn't want to be alone in that course. This is one of the best choices I've made in my life. I loved my honors physics class. Physics allows me to apply my math knowledge into real world situations that I can visualize and even test experimentally. Additionally, it requires me to problem solve and think problems through meticulously, which I love.
This concept particularly stood out to me because when we started learning how to do this, I didn’t quite understand. As I got more and more help from Yenmin, I started to see where these ideas are coming from even though I still struggle. However, a concept that made me really think is when it came down to kinematic equation. Although the idea of kinematic equation seem easy when it was being taught in class, it still took a while for me to grasp on where each and every part of the equation came from and to understand the true meaning and importance. In the end of this though, I learned that it wasn’t that hard than I thought it was. In physics, I struggle a lot. Even though the idea of drawing and describing acceleration arrows, motion maps, x, and v, and graphs based on the given scenario stood out to me, I still struggle with that. Now that I am 2 months smarter, the advice that I would have given to my past self to be successful in physics is to try harder and to not be afraid to ask for help because Physics is not an easy concept. It is hard to expect that you’ll understand physics right when you learn it. It takes time and patient. In the next unit, my plan for success is to put more effort in Physics and to not give up
“The smartest, most energetic kids are attracted by high finance and manufacturing than anything else,” he says. The lack of fresh blood in the science field, combined with the lack of funding, is the two big obstacles in any scientific research. He relates these two issues to the two physics terms, matter and energy, where money is the mass, and fresh blood is the energy. Since these two are what the universe is made up of, the lack of them is “enough to kill anything.” Therefore, now that he is a professor, he regards getting students interested in physics as his primary job. He thinks the reason why huge amount of students don’t like physics is that they weren’t introduced to it, and a lot of them have a misunderstanding about physics, thinking that it needs a lot of memorization like in biology and chemistry. As he recalls, the Russian government makes an effort in preventing this misconception by publishing and distributing entertaining books about science for free. Through those books, Russian students are “lured into the realm of physics and science”. “Nothing like that happened in the States,” he added. For that reason, Aprelev sets his first goal to be explaining how physics is different and showing how physics gets easy with the understanding of only a few concepts, in order to clear students’ fear and misconception towards
Circular motion is one of the fundamental building blocks for understanding the physical world because it is so common. This interactive lets you examine the basic ideas of kinematics and forces for objects moving in circular motion.
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Ap Physics was a course that brought me the most pain and joy. Pain of constantly wanting to breakdown and cry from the complexity of it's course but once you understand it brings you so much joy. Knowing that I had to go to class, brought extreme anxiety upon me and it lingered all class period. My teacher Mr.Towne was so
The gears in my mind began to turn. This fun-filled moment with my classmates sparked my curiosity into the realm of physics. That unforgettable autumn day was the catalyst for my fascination of the laws of
I’m definitely not the best student in the world, but I sure am one of the hardest working students I know. It was very easy to find me because I was always either at work, school, home, taking care of my grandma, or babysitting. I definitely had my head screwed on tight. I do believe that because I was/am taking care of so many people and trying to help my parents out financially, my grades have slipped quicker than I anticipated. I took on two study halls my junior year, and am taking on two study halls my senior year also. This definitely dropped my grade point average but I don’t regret it. I spend my study halls tutoring the students at my school. I specifically tutor for the Writing center and when I’m not tutoring for that, I’m helping
During my junior year golf career I was forced to make a decision. My AP physics teacher was offering a review session for the upcoming test on the same date that I had a golf match. It was obvious for me to prioritize my schoolwork before golf. I knew that I was already struggling in physics and that going to my teacher's generous review session would benefit. Unfortunately, my coach and teammates did not agree with me. They were furious that I was not dedicating myself to the team. He told me that I was being selfish and letting him and my teammates down. I was conflicted because I valued their opinions but as a math and science oriented student, succeeding in my physics class was crucial to me. As a student athlete, I learned that my choices
Just about everything you do from moving to eating to listening to music involves physics. Now that I have really explored them I think it is hard to go about our day and not do something that involves physics. Some of the things I will talk about are getting out of bed, the eye and how eye glasses help a person see better, speakers, the Frisbee, sailing, and the pulleys I use to get my jeep unstuck in the mud when I ride in the woods.
What I have learned about physics is that this subject is the study of the physical properties that surround us. Physics is how things move and what makes them move. For example, measurements such as velocity and acceleration and how they are used in physics is a major piece of the class. Also, physicists study the forces of gravity, electrical currents, and other numerous forces that hold everything together. Physics is also the study of very large things and very small things. Scientists study the stars, planets, and all other galaxies made up of matter. They also study the smaller pieces of matter such as atoms and electrons. During this year, I have learned the study of sound, light, and waves. We also studied the energy, heat, and radioactivity amongst objects. Physics not only helps us understand how objects move, but also how they change form, go from hot to cold, and what they are made of. One example of what we learned this year is the motion of an object. Motion can be portrayed as using displacement, distance, velocity, acceleration, time, and speed. We had focused on the lesson of Newton's first law: an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an outside force.