Two 12yr olds overheard in the car this morning (subject choice being a current hot topic):-
GP2: “I’m not going to do biology. It’s so boring. Physics is good though.” (So this biologist parent has done a good job there, then.)
Friend: “Biology’s great! Why would you want to do Physics when you just have to imagine everything? At least in Biology you can see what you’re talking about.”
GP2: “Not always. Some things are really small.”
Friend: “You can use a microscope. What’s the point of learning about things like light waves when you can’t ever see them?”
GP2: “Well, I’m going to do Physics and Chemistry.”
End of conversation. The interesting common denominator is the teacher; GP2’s favourite teacher is the Physics teacher, who happens to teach Biology, but not Physics, to the friend.