# Homeschool Physics Live Online Course 2023: Electricity

Our Live Online Homeschool Physics Course about the physics of electricity runs from January 24 to May 9, 2023. It meets live on Zoom weekly at 10:05 AM PST / 1:05 PM EST on Tuesdays for the Spring 2023 (Jan-May) term.

"My daughter enjoyed Dr. Scott's easy approach to this complex topic." -- Sue B.

## Homeschool Physics Course Overview

Homeschool Physics Part 3: Electricity is an advanced physics continuation course.

Take this course after completing both Intro to Physics (Part 1) and Physics Part 2: Waves.

The course is about electricity. What is it, how it’s made, and how humans use it in circuits. We’ll consider everyday electrical devices like lights, the electrical grid, and computers.

## Homeschool Physics Course Data

Materials Included:  The homeschool physics course has 15 printable pdf files including worksheets, answer keys and class notes.

Time commitmentLearners typically spend 1.5-2.5 hours per week, which includes combined live in-class time and out-of-class time.

Course durationSemester length (half school year) or summer session.

Instructor Support Included: Dr. Scott teaches the live class personally. He is available for questions and evaluates worksheets by email. There are grades and a certificate of completion at the end.

## Who It's For

– middle/high school students with previous physics experience
– younger learners with an advanced interest in science
– adults looking for a science education
– teachers seeking a fresh perspective on physics

## Learning Outcomes

Learners completing Physics Part 3 will be able to:

1. Understand voltage and current
2. Make and analyze circuit diagrams
3. Recognize how household electrical devices work
4. Understand electrical energy

## Course Topics

###### Lesson 1: Microphones

We learn how microphones convert pressure waves (sound) into electricity.

###### Lesson 2: Voltage

We learn about voltage, which is a form of electrical potential energy.

###### Lesson 3: Current

We learn about current, and how electrical current is generated. We learn about AC and DC electricity.

###### Lesson 4: Power

We learn about power and the unit Watts (W).

###### Lesson 5: Circuits

We analyze simple circuits, including loads in parallel and series.

## Course Sequence

Physics Part 3: Electricity is an advanced physics continuation course. Take this course after completing both Intro to Physics (Part 1) and Physics Part 2: Waves.

Physics Part 1 is followed by Physics Part 2: Waves. Advanced physics courses include Physics Part 3: Electricity and Circuits and Physics Part 4: Gasses.