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This is why you should learn Physics

Why should you learn Physics?

Let me speak from my experience.

Physics taught me to constantly challenge my thinking. I used to think that the pen always falls down. But, I realized that pen can also stay in its place if I am in the outer space. I used to think that I am sitting on a chair. But, in fact I am floating on the chair. And moving at a speed of 2500km/hr.

Physics told me that there is a reason why milk packet collapses when milk comes out. Physics told me why we walk with small steps on a slippery floor.

So, why do we learn Physics?

Do we learn Physics to score good marks in school exams? Yes, but that should not be the main reason.

Do we learn physics because it helps us in understanding the world around us? Yes, but there is a bigger reason.

We learn physics because: Physics makes us question things that others take for granted. Physics develops the habit of deep thinking.

Here is an interesting perspective on why one should learn physics:

Look at any profession around you. Journalists, Lawyers, Engineers, Artists – people who are doing well are the ones who have the habit of thinking. These people are able to relate learning with their past experiences. That is why, after reading a few pages or a video, most good learners either have:

- a question or

- the uncomfortable feeling of not having fully understood. Then they seek answers and understand better.

Do schools teach Physics?

Schools work under many constraints. Schools have to teach for an exam and have limited time on their hands. They teach physics and yet they are not able to teach Physics. Physics, on the other hand, is understood when you explore a topic from all directions. You can't learn any Physics concept in a hurry. As you go deeper into Physics, you learn to think.

The tragedy is that by not learning Physics, children are missing a big opportunity to become a better thinker.

That is why, Open Door decided to launch Open Door Unbox for Physics. Unbox is a set of physics courses on topics such as Sound, Light, Force and Electricity.

What makes Open Door Unbox unique?

- There are no lectures in Unbox. Each course starts with a question and constantly interacts with the children as they learn.

- Open Door Unbox is not bound by a school syllabus or by the school exams. Children learn from Unbox to learn physics like a scientist. Just like you learn to dance to master dance, you learn Physics from Unbox to truly explore Physics and develop a deep understanding of the subject.

What benefits would you have if you learn physics with Open Door Unbox?

1. Help children master physics
2. Understand the world around us better
3. Develop the habit of thinking, which is useful in whatever the child chooses to do in the future

So, start Unboxing Physics. Because Physics develops the habit of thinking.


Aneesh Bangia

Aneesh Bangia is the co-founder of Open Door. He writes about the past, present and future of education.

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