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No Physics A Final

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So basically we were assigned some physics assignment a few weeks ago. In this project, we have to teach ourselves new physics and apply it by building something complicated and abstract.

The requirements for the project are very thorough. For example, we have to record our progress each day and set goals for the next day. This project is graded and will take up a large portion of our fourth quarter grade.

The whole philosophy behind this project is to promote the student lens and introduce new learning, which is fine. The problem is: in addition to completing this abstract and difficult project in a short period of time, we also have to take a cumulative final. This goes against 21st Century learning, and is way too much work for Physics A students.

I would never expect a bunch of kids to learn something completely new and build something they've never done before within a few weeks in addition to studying for everything they learned that school year. That is unfair.

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