Thursday, 25 March 2010

Why I Love Teaching - Part 5

It's been a tiring and trying week at the chalkface:

"Mrs WM, you know global warming?"

"Yes"

"Well, if the top ice cap is melting, is the bottom one getting bigger?"

"Not that I know of, why?"

"Well, doesn't all the water fall down to the bottom?"

"I think you'll find that gravity acts towards the centre of the earth, James, otherwise everyone in the southern hemisphere would fall off"

And this is from an A level mechanics class!

10 comments:

Frog in the Field said...

Brilliant, you couldn't make it up if you tried

Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst said...

Hahahaha*hic*haha!...sorry but I can't say anymore...haha

Kelloggsville said...

*sigh* I really really hope you made this up, I really don't want that guy designing/making anything I have to use/travel in/watch *sigh*

Fab, feisty and fifty... said...

lovely new look and byline is fab...really suits you and is very refreshing to have a makeover l think....

luv
saz x

happy hols you!!

Claire said...

Oh I am glad it's not up to him about our gravity, would hate to fall off!

Working Mum said...

Kelloggsville - it's completely true, and yes, these are the engineers of tomorrow!

FFF - the byline's always been there! I'm dispelling the myth about having it all with my chaotic life!

Claire - I'm glad too, although I wish he'd listened in mechanics lessons a bit more and hadn't thought it in the first place!

Muddling Along Mummy said...

A-level, oh my goodness...

Moannie said...

Oh dear. Still, I'll not be around when he is Prime Minister.

MrsW said...

Actually I think it's a fair question cos if you look at a map of the world just about all the land masses are dribbling south to a pointy bit at the bottom - they are too!

Iota said...

A level? Aaaargh!