That looks a lot like part of Edward de Bono's "thinking" course. I've read a lot of that stuff hoping for inspiration - but concluded it
might be is BS.
and none of them actually do experiments, do they?
I remember our Physics O-Level teacher had to do a crash course in basic calculus before he could teach the physics course. Being a maths smart-alec I was already two years ahead of the game (what let me down later on the physics A-Level course was my poor eyesight which meant I just could not see what I was supposed to see on any of the experiments involving optics -unless they contained whisky ).Many kids hit uni with no calculus these days. How on earth you do physics without that I have no idea.
That looks like the kind of text books we had in maths.
Quick glance: interesting. I'll have a go at that later (while watching the snooker, which gave me a nasty turn yesterday when it didn't come on at 1pm as scheduled - because of schools programming - and I thought the whole Masters had been called off).
and none of them actually do experiments,
Ah. A level chemistry. Blocked sink with who knows what in it and some fool drops (I think) lithium or sodium in it. Nice bang. Woke everybody up. No damage. Wouldn't be able to do that now.Just think of the risk assessment hoops the teachers would need to jump through before the little ***** would be allowed to handle anything reactive