Monday, June 17, 2013

Alex's Guide To Elementary Physics - I



Song:  Divenire

Artist:  Ludovico Einaudi





A few days ago...
I had Alex start typing a guide to elementary physics
so he would understand the major concepts, principles, and laws...
which would enable him to have a grasp of the material before they covered it in school...
and so he could apply them in his science fair project.


Alex completed the guide...
with the exception of the glossary, the full citations...
and the index of formulas
(which he will finish later today).


Alex researched all of the material...
and typed it up during some of his free time
(he loves typing up his own guides and tests).

As the full guide is approximately 30 pages long...
I will be presenting it in 4 articles.


First...
as yesterday was Father's Day...


this was Alex's card to me.

I asked him what the antenna looking protrusions were at the rear of the bikes.


He said they were an enlarged and detached view of the gear shift indicators  :)

One of the many things I love so much about my son, Alex...
he is so pure hearted.

He is very direct and innocent.

He doesn't attempt to manipulate people...
he just wishes to do that which is ultimately right.


Now...
for the first portion of Alex's guide to elementary physics
(due to the differences between Alex's PC and my iMac...
the formatting was a little off ).







This was Chapter 1 of 3.

One of the best ways to teach a child...
is to have him teach the material himself.

In this guide...
Alex had to research all of the material by himself...
pick out the salient points...
and then present them.

Alex thrives with these types of assignments...
not only in the assigned areas...
but in essay/report structure and presentation.

As in most everything else...
greater efficiency leads to greater effectiveness.






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