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Studying AP Physics
Volume 115, Program 32
4/2/2013
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Worried about how you’re going to get your high schooler motivated for physics? Dr. Michael Kucks, master teacher for Patrick Henry College Prep Academy’s physics course, provides an answer today, on Home School Heartbeat with host Mike Smith.

Mike Smith:
This week we’re interviewing some of the master teachers from the PHC Prep Academy. And today I’m joined by Patrick Henry College professor Dr. Michael Kucks. Welcome, Dr. Kucks!

Dr. Kucks:
Nice to be with you, Michael.

Mike:
I’m sure you know that studying physics—especially at the AP level—is not always easy. Now, why should a high schooler consider studying this subject?

Dr. Kucks:
Students who are looking to go into an engineering program or pre-med program are going to have to take physics at the college level; it’s just required. And an AP course can really make that college level physics much easier, and if you do well on the AP test, you can certainly opt out of your first semester of college-level physics. That can be a real benefit to easing up your busy schedule of first semester. But students who are going into other fields also have the benefit of understanding something about our technological society by studying physics. Instead of just being consumers of technology they can understand a little better, and Christian students can get a view into the mind of God. His creation, His general revelation help us understand things about Him.

Mike:
Well, Dr. Kucks, thank you very much for sharing this with us today, and I hope it will encourage students and their parents to actually study physics. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.


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