Physics 101 - Online Course

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Physics 101 - Online Course

The Mechanics of God's Physical World

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Explore the fascinating science of physics and study the principles and laws that drive the natural world. Easy to use, understandable and visually rich and now completely online!

With over eleven hours of information packed into 20 video segments, this series presents everyone with a rich opportunity to study the clockwork of God's universe. Included with the course is a Guidebook with Quizzes (digital PDF) covering the material presented in each segment and a one-year high school course booklet. The Guidebook allows the student to easily review all the information covered in the films. Each Guidebook segment includes a multiple-choice quiz and discussion questions.

Physics Made Simple!

Physics can be a complicated subject, but that doesn't mean that it must be boring and impossible to understand. Veteran filmmaker Wes Olson will take you on a journey into the incredible universe created by God, from Newton's laws to the complex concepts behind quantum mechanics. Once you have finished this course, you will feel at ease discussing relativity, explaining the correlation between energy, mass and the speed of light, and perhaps even Schrodinger's cat.

From Our Homeschooling Family to Yours

Physics 101 was developed and hosted by Wes Olson, Multnomah School of the Bible graduate (now Multnomah University), veteran filmmaker of 20 years, and producer of Biology and Chemistry 101. Wes guides you through the science of physics; untangling and decoding complex terms and ideas into an organized and easy to use format. This online physics course will give your children a thorough overview of the world of Physics.

Your Complete High School Level Physics Course?

It depends—homeschooling families’ approaches to teaching and learning are far from cookie-cutter in design. For some families, these video segments— which are very comprehensive in scope—will be enough to provide a thorough grounding in Physics.

Other families may prefer to use the streaming course as a starting point, one that provides their children with the correct foundation; an exciting eye and mind-opening overview of physics, before beginning textbook study. A 26-page Course Accreditation Program is included (digital PDF), for those who want the curriculum to form the foundation of a full school year's Physics course. In either case, students will find the series captivating and unusually informative. In fact, the entire family might enjoy watching each segment together and engaging in lively discussions about the material.

What Does Physics 101 Contain?

This curriculum contains 20 individual, 20-45 minute segments examining the world of Physics. Included is a (digital PDF) Guidebook with Quizzes covering the material presented in each segment and a one-year high school Course Accreditation Program.


Course Videos

    1. Introduction to Physics (30 min.)

    The Physics of Light

      1. Light and Color (40 min.)
      2. Mirrors and Lenses (35 min.)
      3. Invisibility and Speed of Light (35 min.)

      The Physics of Sound

        1. Introduction to Sound (43 min.)
          1. Acoustics: The Sound of Music (35 min.)

            The Physics of Heat

              1. What is Fire? (30 min.)
                1. The Three Laws of Thermodynamics (35 min.)
                  1. Refrigeration: Hot and Cold (40 min.)

                  The Physics of Electricity

                    1. What is Electricity? (30 min.)
                    2. Outlets and Circuits (40 min.)
                    3. Batteries and the Electromagnetic Spectrum (40 min.)

                    The Physics of Motion

                      1. The Life of Isaac Newton (30 min.)
                      2. The Universal Law of Gravity (30 min.)
                      3. The 1st Law of Motion (35 min.)
                      4. The 2nd and 3rd Laws of Motion (25 min.)

                      The Physics of The Weird

                        1. The Life of Albert Einstein (35 min.)
                        2. Relativity (30 min.)
                        3. Quantum Mechanics (30 min.)

                        The Future of Physics

                          1. The future of Physics (20 min.)

                          Printable Guidebook and Accreditation Booklet (digital PDF)
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                          Labs

                          Physics 101 contains 40 hours of lab work!
                          These labs are designed to keep your student engaged in the inner working of what they are learning. All lab directions are in the included Accreditation Program (digital PDF) which is also available spiral-bound here.


                          Click here for lab names and materials list

                          Not Homeschooling?

                          The 101 Series is Even More Essential!
                          If your children are in public or private school, the 101 series will be essential viewing. These videos will provide a clear Christian context in which they can place all the information they are provided in their classes. They'll get the big picture that will help them correctly interpret what they are taught in school, and they'll learn that education can be exciting, challenging and fun. Teachers, too, will find this course invaluable.

                          *Intended audience age: 15 and up. However, every word, graphic and picture in Physics 101 has been carefully selected and is appropriate for the entire family.

                          Awards for the DVD version of this course: 

                          Physics 101 High School Physics Award 2019Physics 101 High School Physics Award 2018Physics 101 High School Physics Award 2017Physics 101 High School Physics Award 2016