Physics. For some, it’s a fascinating way to unlock the mysteries of the universe. For others, it’s a source of dread — complicated equations and mind-bending concepts like velocity, energy and magnetism.
At the Hudson Area Library, we’re offering a unique opportunity for high school students–regardless of whether they think physics is fascinating or dreadful–to get ready for the physics classes they’ll start this fall. College students new to physics are also welcome.
Our half-day program, “Jump Start: Preparing for High School Physics,” is from 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. It’s aimed at boosting the confidence of beginning physics students. Physics instructor Ray Knapp will lead the class. He’ll help unlock the mysteries of physics equations and Newton’s Laws in a low-key, no-pressure session.
Before Knapp taught physics at Prior Lake High School, he was an engineer for 30 years. His background in the field helps him show students relevant connections between academics and the real world.
Students need no special preparation to attend this session. The class is free, and snacks and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, so please register soon. Registration can be done online or at the library’s front desk.