Explaining The Gravity Of The Situation

| Learning | October 21, 2013

(On the first day of my 10th grade physics class, the teacher is giving us a rundown of our course material and his style of teaching. At one point he holds something up high in his hand.)

Teacher: “Which way does gravity go?”

(We all look at each other, suspecting a trick question.)

A Few Students: “Down?”

(The teacher drops what’s in his hand, which turns out to be a metal weight. It hits the black lab table with a very loud BANG! Everyone is startled and now alert. He raises the weight again.)

Teacher: “Which way does gravity go?”

Most Of The Class: “Down?”

(He drops the weight again with another BANG!)

Teacher: “WHICH way does gravity go?”

Whole Class: “DOWN!”

(He drops the weight again anyway.)

Teacher: “Excellent! Now I know sometimes it’s hard to stay focused in class, but if I ever catch a student falling asleep at their table, they’re going to get a reminder in the lesson of gravity! Got it?”

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