Boys who went to a mixed school will remember Home Economics, or Home Ec as it was affectionately known. This was a lesson solely for girls.
Many were the stories that abounded about what went on in Home Ec.
So what did girls learn in that lesson explicitly for them?
In a rather sexist way, the main topic in Home Ec was cooking and looking after a home with skills such as ironing and rep...
As with the laws of thermodynamics, there are three laws of home economics. The dedicated physicist should bare these in mind when setting up home.
1. Conservation of energy
No matter how often lights and appliances are switched off, elsewhere in the home, a spouse or child is turning on something else. This keeps the house energy levels constant. Adding insulation, energy saving bulbs and tri...
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