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Physics Course Online: Intro to Physics (Part 1)

This physics course in an online format is called Intro to Physics (Part 1). This physics class will examine forces creating motion. If you can draw arrows, you can understand this course! It’s designed to show physics fundamentals to middle schoolers and also high schoolers who haven’t had any physics education yet.

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Online Physics Course Overview

Intro to Physics (Part 1) is an online physics course that starts at the beginning. There are 5 lessons covering the physics fundamentals of how forces create motion. Learners will develop the skill to make scientific drawings, using arrows to represent a variety of real world forces and energies at play. The focus is a practical physics education, and we’ll strategically avoid most of the complicated physics equations, weird math, and long calculations that plague the advanced physics classroom. This online physics crash course called Intro to Physics (Part 1) is fun, approachable, and fueled by art and visual effects, not those tired old physics textbook explanations. Learners WILL be prepared for more advanced courses upon completion. Certificate of completion included.

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  • Lessons
    • Lesson 1: Forces and Vectors
    • Lesson 2: Acceleration
    • Lesson 3: Kinetic and Potential Energy
    • Lesson 4: Flight Paths
    • Lesson 5: Gravity and Orbits
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Duration: 50 mins, once weekly, over 5 weeks

Next Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 13 to May 13, 2021

Time: 11-11:50 AM PST / 2:00-2:50 PM EST

Approx. Ages: 13+

Prerequisite: None

Physics part 1 will start at the beginning… and cover the forces that make real world objects move.

Spring 2021 Schedule: Physics Part 1 Live

These physics classes will cover one lesson per week, and meet twice per week. For the first time, Physics Part 1 is being offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays April 13 – May 13 (full schedule below)!

Dates and Times for Live Classes:

Physics Part 1 Live Learning Spring 2021: April 13 – May 13 Tuesdays-Thursdays 11PM PST / 2PM EST schedule (one lesson/two classes per week)

The course will have 5 lessons over 5 weeks during April-May, and we will meet twice per week. The Intro to Physics Part 1 topics include the ideas of how forces act on objects to create motion and stability. In short, we explore why things move (or not).

Physics Part 1 is going to be the first in a series of 5-lesson courses covering the many, many aspects of physics. The live physics classes will continue over the Summer and in the Fall as well…

Week 

Tuesdays
11-11:50 PM PST
2-2:50 PM EST

Thursdays
11-11:50 PM PST
2-2:50 PM EST

1

April 13
Lesson 1: Force Vectors

April 15
Lesson 1: Force Vectors

2

April 20
Lesson 2: Acceleration

April 22
Lesson 2: Acceleration

3

April 27
Lesson 3: Kinetic and Potential Energy

April 29
Lesson 3: Kinetic and Potential Energy

4

May 4
Lesson 4: Flight Paths

May 6
Lesson 4: Flight Paths

5

May 11
Lesson 5: Gravity + Orbits

May 13
Lesson 5: Gravity + Orbits

Online Physics Course Topics

Lots of parents have been asking, and we are now having our first live, online physics classes starting on April 13. It’s an introductory physics class, without annoying math. It is totally approachable for middle schoolers and older learners who have yet to take a formal physics class. We will start from the beginning, so you don’t need to know anything about physics to get started learning.

The online physics course will cover the ideas of how forces create motion for the objects in the world around us. We will discuss the ideas of how forces may balance or not, in a variety of engaging, real world examples. We will learn about how energy changes forms as it makes things happen. We’ll discuss how real world objects move, and learners will analyze and make scientific drawings of everyday examples of physics in action.

Join us for the best physics course online!

Lesson 1: Force Vectors

We will discuss, analyze, and draw forces using arrows to represent the strength and direction of many common types of forces. We’ll talk about the practical significance of Issaac Newton’s law that “every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” We will understand how balancing forces result in resting objects while unbalance forces result in motion.

Lesson 2: Acceleration

We will discuss the scientific concept of motion by introducing the terms speed, velocity, and acceleration. We will learn that gravity is a force that produces acceleration, that is falling objects increase their speed the further they fall.

Lesson 3: Kinetic and Potential Energy

There are many, many forms of energy, that stuff that makes things happen. We will discuss two common forms called kinetic energy, the energy of motion, and potential energy, the energy of something at rest. We will discuss how energy is transformed between these forms, but never destroyed. We will introduce the concept of inefficiencies and energetic “losses” that happen in the real world.

Lesson 4: Flight Paths

The path of a flying object can be plotted precisely. The theory involves analyzing the transformation of potential energy into kinetic energy.

Lesson 5: Gravity and Orbits

We will learn how gravity is a force that holds things together. Planets stay in fixed orbits around the sun, and humans have created satellites to stay in orbit around our planet. We will learn how you are attracted to the planet… yet the planet is also attracted to you!

Meet Your Instructor

Scott Beaver PhD founder learnwithdrscott Easy Hard Science

Dr. Scott made this fun, introductory physics course to prepare learners for high school physics. Traditionally, only in the fourth year of high school is physics finally introduced. This is far too late. Aside from providing a middle school physics option, the goal of this physics class is for learners to understand how the world outside of the physics classroom moves and behaves.