"I hate this!" Emma shouted. "It's no fun! I hate science!"
"Hey!" the class shouted, looking at the hopeless girl.
Emma looked around and stomped her foot in frustration. "It's just...too hard!"
"Science is easy if you make it fun! Just like Mary Poppins said!" Jerry shouted.
Emma sighed. "It's just too hard. It hurts my brain!"
"Then why don't you ask for help?" the teacher asked. "I'm always here."
"I'll look stupid if I do that..." Emma admitted.
"You look dumber not knowing anything," the teacher retorted.
Emma's shoulder sagged. "I guess. Mrs. Jomer, will you help me?"
"Of course I will Emma," Mrs. Jomer said, leading Emma to the back to the classroom. "So, what's troubling you?"
Mrs. Jomer nodded and she looked around. "Harry! Get over here! I need you help!"
Harry marched over with a, "Yes ma'am!" When he was beside the pair, he asked, "Yes Mrs. Jomer?"
"I need you to help me with Emma's vocabulary. I don't know what she's having problems with, but I have a class to teach, so if you wouldn't mind I need your help."
"Of course I can," Harry answered. He turned to Emma and smiled. "Just let me help you. I'm pretty good at this teaching thing."
Mrs. Jomer chuckled as she walked away, amused by Harry's introduction.
Emma, wasn't so sure. She nodded reluctantly and let Harry lead her to the back table. With a sigh, she seated herself next to the boy and listened to him.
"So," he opened a random science book that had been sitting on the table and flipping the pages. "I need to know what words trouble you."
"Almost all of them."
"Oh...well, that's not a problem. We just need to do something fun to get you to remember them, or make them easier," Harry supplied.
Emma sighed hopelessly. "Oh Harry, it's a lot easier said than done."
Harry nodded. "I know. But let's get started anyway. What's an electrical force?"
"The force that electric gives off?" Emma tried.
Harry shook his head. "No, that's wrong. Let's try a different one." He paused for a moment and then continued, "What's static electricity?"
"The buildup of charges on an object?" Emma voice, unsure, but a small part of her was confident in that answer.
"Yes, good! Here, how about electric field?" Harry tried.
Emma hummed and then shrugged. "Some type of field that surrounds an object...?"
Harry hummed and said, "Close enough. Um. Can you tell me about the conservation of charge?"
"I can try," Emma mumbled. "Uh, it's a rule or law that states how...charges...are never created or destroyed, right?"
Harry nodded. "Good. You're doing good."
Emma sighed and nodded. "I'm still bad at it. It just so happens I'm getting good at guessing."
Harry nodded slowly, processing her words. "Alright then...what's friction?"
"The...um...act of rubbing an object to another object to charge one of them..?" Emma said.
Harry shrugged, and smiled. "Close enough. How about an insulator. Do you know what that is?"
"Something people have in their house," Emma replied. Harry hummed and then shook his head.
"No, not really. It's more than that. But we'll move on. Better to not dwell on them for long. You'll get more used to them. Just have to let it sink in your mind," he paused, "In that case, give me an example of static discharge."
"Good. What's power?"
"Something that turns people evil."
"True, but in scientific terms it doesn't mean the same thing."
Emma groaned. "This is just like voltage being a soda AND a vocabulary word! It sucks!"
"You know, if my mom ever heard me say words like that, I'd be grounded. It's kind of ridiculous, but it keeps me from getting a potty mouth," Harry informed. He chuckled a bit and shook his head. "It's funny, because everyone else uses it so freely, yet I'm kind of scared to."
"Well, if my mother heard we say that, she's blow a fuse," Emma informed with an eye roll.
"Well, before we get too off topic, lets get back to your vocabulary, I don't want to get on Mrs. Jomer's bad side," Harry said. Emma laughed and nodded.
"Alright. I understand. Continue with your lesson, please."
"At least you don't show resistance to learning. I like that, go you, Emma," Harry complemented. "Anyway, give me an example of a voltage source."
Emma took a minute to think. After a moment, she answered, "A battery."
"Right! Good job. Now, what connects to a batter to a circuit?"
"Yep! Awesome. Okay, what's the difference between a series circuit, short circuit and an electrical circuit?"
"Um, how the charges flow?"
"Uh-huh. Now what's the difference between conduction and induction?"
"The...uh...umm...way...that uh..the get charged..?" Emma mumbled. She shied away, ready to get laughed at for not know this.
"Uh. Yes, actually. That's correct," Harry informed, shocking Emma.
"Oh, that's cool. Umm, next."
"Alright, what's an electric current?"
"Isn't it the flow of charges through material?"
"Yes! That was exact! Nice job. You're really getting this stuff."
"Well, I have a good person teaching me," Emma flirted.
Harry chuckled, and scratched the back of his head. "Ya think so?"
"No," Emma whispered. "I know so. Thanks Harry. Are we done?"
"No, we have a little more words left.." He trailed off, and looked at the clock. "Wow there's only two minutes left in class. I'll try and go through them all quickly."
Emma nodded and put herself on alert. "Alright, I'm ready. Hit me with your best shot."
"Okay, what's a voltmeter?"
"The tool used to measure voltage."
He nodded. "What's a third prong?"
"Prong? Like a tool you use when you barbeque?"
"No, we'll skip that one, haha."
"No, don't skip it. What is it?"
"Something that connects to the ground or something. It's the one thing I'm not too sure about. Like I said, let's skip it."
"Uh, give me an example of a conductor."
"Good, what's a circuit breaker?"
Before Emma could answer, a loud, "Oh!" Was heard and then Mrs. Jomer exclaimed, "Stack your chairs!"
Before Emma and Harry could finish, the bell rang, signaling the end of the day.
A/N: So, super cheesy, but really informing, and cute. I think I did good. This got me a 15/15 when I only did 2/3 things reqired. My teacher either got lazy, or read the story and loved it so much I got full credit, even though I wasn't 100% done. Which do you think it is? Leave a comment in the comment section below giving me your thoughts. I would love to see them.