Mythbusting About Taking Physics in High School

Seven myths related to physics are busted in a new brochure from the AAPT.

1.  Physics will lower students’ GPAs and hurt their chances of getting into college.

2.  Students won’t miss out on future opportunities or experiences if they don’t take physics.

3.  Only the most mathematically advanced students can handle physics.

4.  Physics is for boys.

5.  Students don’t need to take physics in high school because they can just take it in college.

6.  Physics has little relevance to the world we in or to most jobs.

7.  The only careers you can have with a physics degree are to be a professor or teach high school.


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