by, 11th October 2012 at 08:49 PM (115 Views)
*Sigh* Physics is totally underrated at my school, and I really don't get why. Everyone thinks it's hard, but it's not really. We barely get any homework and spend half of the class period doing fun demonstrations and stuff. Everyone takes chemistry instead, and in that class you have hours and hours of homework and take notes in class, and you actually get participation grades and binder checks and everything. I just saw my friend's lab notebook yesterday; first of all, they barely took notes on two chapters and the book is already a quarter full, and second, everything is striped in highlighter because apparently highlighting notes is required and "the more the better". I mean, seriously? Is all that really necessary?
But taking chemistry is generally the best thing to do because to take physics you have to have taken Algebra 2/Trig (which most 9th graders don't usually take) and chemistry is a prerequisite for AP chemistry, biology, physiology, and plenty of other stuff. Physics only lets you get into AP calc/phys (there is no AP physics), and chemistry kids are allowed to waiver into that class, but physics kids are not allowed to waiver into anything that has chemistry as a prerequisite.
Okay, sorry for the rant, I'm just annoyed. Physics isn't done justice enough at our school.