Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Personally, I would recommend it not just for the sake of a course to get science credits out of but to have a deeper understanding of how the world works.The teacher is great at helping you understand the concepts if there's a need for more help there's always tutoring available! Often times he'll ask a random student to answer a question to assure that we all understand. While sometimes the class can seem a bit dull, but if you just focus on the concept the class won't seems that dull anymore.
Obviously one of the highlights of this course are the formulas: velocity, gravity, and others. Along with the formulas, there's also theories and concepts which are pretty fascinating. The most important thing I learned is to always show your work and to label down what is given. Granted it does not sound like much, but it really has a factor when doing problems. I know, that it should already be clear, but I often don't write it out as I'm a person who does things mentally. I also learned a bit of how light works, which is really interesting( light acting as both wave and a particle), the idea could actually lead to objects made of light(literally).
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Advice for students:
The first tip, always comes to class prepared. There isn't always a spare protractor or ruler available. Secondly,( as I mentioned before) write everything down, from the given factors to the formula. It's a great habit to get down and the Regents require you to show your work. Lastly, turn your labs in on time, it's crucial to do this so you could even take the regents. This act also allows your teacher to be a little less stressed from whatever he/she has to deal with.