I never was a big fan of science, in general, and I blame that on my education or rather, the lack of. I didn’t develop a keen interest in studying physics, for example, but that was partly due to the fact that my parents didn’t help me a lot with homework and my colleagues and buddies weren’t extremely gifted, either. I did manage to make some changes in my education over time, but that took a lot of time and effort.
Now that I have started a family, I’m interested in giving the best to my kids. That includes education. I started teaching my kids the basics of physics, most of which I learned online or via other resources aside from school. Unfortunately, I have to be honest and admit that the teachers I had while I was in school did little to nothing when it comes to piquing our interest in this domain.
Physics is useful and interesting. It can help you find out and grasps the notions that can assist you in understanding how your body works. It can tell you how cars work, or how most earthquakes and hurricanes develop. Let’s take optics, for example. If you were to look at the way light is transmitted through a set of lenses, you’d be able to study a variety of domains. Microscopes are based on optics, for instance, and you can use them for a variety of things, whether you want to look at cells and tissues or you’d like to make your own pieces of jewelry.
Telescopes are also composed of optics, and you can use them to look at stars. So, here you have it, two products that seem to have nothing in common, and they are actually based on almost the same principles.
Physics is challenging and requires a bit of commitment because you can’t start studying it without knowing absolutely anything. That’s why it takes time and a bit of effort to learn its basics, so it might not be the perfect domain to study for a procrastinator.
I would start by reading some books written by Stephen Hawking, in my opinion. Some of these titles can let you know a lot of things without stumbling upon overly complicated information that you would risk failing to understand.
Because every endeavor, be it educational or not, needs a bit of planning, I would also suggest making a studying schedule. Don’t overdo it and try to keep your expectations real. If you have a job like I do, it might be a good idea to study something new once a week for as many as two hours. I wouldn’t have more time for this, but that’s because I have kids and a family.