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Wed, Jan. 4th, 2006, 11:19 pm


So had another angry phone call again. From Udon's monster mother again. This time it was a physics lab. And since the only thing you can do with freshmen and physics is electricity and related things, since anything else requires moderate to significant amounts of algebra and god forbid we teach maths the way everything else is taught (the venerated "Learning by Faith" method, or, "Shut up and just do it and trust me that I'm telling the truth"), which makes even less sense because if there was ever a subject for that method, it's physics.

Anyway, back to Udon. Standard lab, have some batteries and some lights, hook them up and voila, instant science (we're going to move on to lemons just as soon as I teach them about acids and electrons... sorry, Kabuto). Well, I was explaining that the electricity has to have a path, or it won't work. And since you can't just push a lightbulb against a battery, you need to make a path, through the wires. Udon, bless his pointy little head, asked what else made paths. In a darker mood I admit, I said bodies were excellent. Well, Konohamaru, the little so-and-so, told Udon that he had to lick it, because you need water. Well, Udon did and got a little zapped, since we were using nine-volt batteries. And so I got another phone call. Joy. I don't know what I'm going to do to get out of this one... maybe I can send Udon to Kakashi for a little common sense training ("Just because Konohamaru said to, it doesn't mean you have to").

Yeah, that's the ticket. Kakashi hasn't been looking harassed enough lately, and my mom did teach me to be a good boy and share, so I think I could share a little misery, hur, hur, hur.

Thu, Jan. 5th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)

Please interpret my lack of a response as total amusement :]

Mon, Jan. 9th, 2006 05:01 am (UTC)

[Works for me!]