Physicopoeia

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THINGS I WISH I'D KNOWN WHEN I STARTED TEACHING PHYSICS

Estimating (Fermi Questions)

Some syllabuses list this explicitly as a skill that will be tested, some don't. It's also known to be a favourite of some university interviewers. Again, some pupils will be entirely happy with this without specific training, but many will find the inherent ideas very intimidating compared to the comfort of a more precisely-answerable Physics question that they can just throw an equation at. Here's a presentation I use: