What is between you and me? : The Great Question to Tune Young Minds to Science and Philosophy
March 24, 2011 Leave a comment
Majority of the modern science teachers are suffering with verbal dilemma and diarrhea. They also make science as a boring discourse.
Here are some of the great fundamental questions which would help the teachers as well as students.
Just ask the question:
What is between you and me? Many students would blink. Some students would give some ridiculous answers which would make the entire class to laugh.
Do not give any answer!
Just again ask the question: what is between ‘x’ and ‘y’?
Again, you will get all kinds of hilarious answers.
Ask again: What is between moon and earth? What is between sun and earth? You will get all kinds of answers from your wards.
Then gradually, focus to the subject.
Now ask again.
What is between any two points in space?
What is between any two massive bodies?
What is between any two charged bodies?
What is between any two atoms?
What is between any two molecules?
What is between any two families?
What is between any two societies?
What is between any two countries?
What is between any two cities?
what is between any two minds?
Now, your students are tuned scientifically and philosophically to deal any discourse.
Now gradually, start answering the questions.
1. Between you and me, there is love, a force of attraction
2. Between you and me, there is a hate, a force of repulsion.
3. Between you and me, there is a difference. There difference is neither in you nor in me, but between you and me.
4. Between you and me, there are similarities.
5. Between you and me, there is a relationship.
6. Between you and me, there is a distance.
Likewise, keep explaining,
1. between any two massive bodies, there exists a force of attraction which is called as gravitational force.
2. Between any two charged bodies, there exists force which is either attractive or repulsive and it is called as Coulombic force.
This is the way I tune my students to understand the concepts in physics. Hope this helps someone who enjoys teaching!