Welcome to my posts for the A to Z Challenge 2016.
This year, I am posting
Special School Stories
tales from either my time as a teacher or teaching assistant within classrooms in the U.K. or from my own school days growing up around the country.
Physics at Secondary School. There were three of us girls who had elected to take the subject at “O” level compared to thirty boys. I had initially put down “Gardening Science” in my options and faked my parents’ signature but unfortunately for me my head of year was having none of it and so I suffered Physics as well as Chemistry. Maybe I should say my Physics teacher suffered having me in his class as I think I rarely understood what was actually happening during the lessons and spent a lot of time day-dreaming during them. He did however make me the star of one of his lessons when he wheeled into the classroom his Van de Graaff machine, plugged it in and then asked me to stand next to it and place my hands on the silver ball part.
This photo gives you some idea of what happened next!
Not that I can tell you much about the physics we were learning that day, however, some of it must have stuck as I finished with a B in the subject :)
Now it’s your turn – what science experiments can you remember at school? Which of the sciences did you take and were you any good? Were you in the minority for any of your lessons? In which lesson/s were you the star? Leave a comment below and let me know :)