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Getting High School Students Excited about Physics
M. J. Ponnambalam
University of the West Indies, Jamaica
The Laws of Physics are objective and may seem “cold” to some people. However, their presentation is subjective, and can vary from being “very boring” to “very exciting.” When the presenter enjoys Physics, has a passion for it, and sings as well as dances Physics in the wavelength, vocabulary and emotional domain of the students, they experience an enjoyable excitement and discover for themselves that “Physics is fun.” The author’s presentations in several Western countries testify to this. The experience of the author in August 2014 with 310 High School students from Mumbai, as well as the lessons from that encounter are presented in this paper.