Join Wes Olson as he takes you on an exciting journey through the wonders of God's scientific world, covering a range of topics including Natural Science, Earth Science, Life Science, Social Science, Formal Science, and Applied Science.
Science made interesting and fun!
General Science 101 is the perfect fit for students aged 15 years* and above who are interested in exploring the world of science. This engaging film is packed with accurate and intriguing information, along with numerous captivating visuals and graphics that make learning fun and exciting.
The accompanying Guidebook provides a comprehensive review of all the topics covered in the films, complete with multiple-choice quizzes and discussion questions to reinforce learning. Additionally, families looking for a year-long science course will appreciate the included one-year high school course booklet.
From our homeschooling family to yours
Discover the wonders of science with General Science 101, hosted by Wes Olson - a Multnomah School of the Bible (now Multnomah University) graduate, homeschooling father, veteran filmmaker with over 30 years of experience, and producer of the 101 series. In this engaging DVD course, Wes takes you on a fascinating journey through various scientific disciplines, building a strong foundation of scientific concepts and demonstrating their relevance to our daily lives. By the end of the course, your student will have gained a comprehensive understanding of God's incredible mansion of science.
Your complete, high school-level general science course?
Look no further than this set of DVDs, which provides a broad scope of scientific topics that can be used as a standalone course or as a starting point for further textbook study. Some families may choose to use these DVDs as the primary resource for their high school-level general science course, while others may prefer to supplement them with additional materials.
For those who want to use the DVDs as the foundation of a full school year's science course, a 22-page Course Accreditation Program is included in digital PDF format. Regardless of the approach you choose, students will find the series captivating and informative, making it a great opportunity for the whole family to engage in lively discussions about the material.
What does General Science 101 contain?
Explore God's incredible scientific world with this 4 DVD set, which provides a visually rich and faith-based overview of the various scientific disciplines. Wes Olson presents each of the sciences as separate rooms in a mansion, making it easy for students to follow along and understand the world of science and its relevance to their everyday lives.
The 14 individual segments, each ranging from 22-44 minutes, provide an engaging and fact-filled exploration of scientific concepts. Additionally, a 75-page Guidebook with quizzes covering each segment is included as a printable (digital PDF) on Disc D, allowing students to reinforce their learning and test their knowledge.
Introduction (22 min.)
Natural Science (Physical Science)
Physics - God’s Physical World (33 min.)
Chemistry - God’s Chemical World (35 min.)
Astronomy - The Heavens (39 min.)
Geology - Earth (34 min.)
Oceanography - Water (30 min.)
Our Atmosphere - The Air We Breathe (35 min.)
Biology - Human and Animal Life (38 min.)
Sociology & Psychology - Human Relationships (40 min.)
Digital PDF Guidebook Digital PDF Accreditation Booklet
General Science provides your student with over 45 hours of hands-on lab work, allowing them to deepen their understanding of scientific principles and engage with the material on a deeper level. These carefully designed labs complement the concepts covered in the DVDs and provide a fun and engaging learning experience.
Each lab comes with clear instructions, a list of required materials, and the corresponding segment and film instruction time, making it easy to plan and execute. You can find all this information in the Accreditation Program, available as a digital PDF on Disc D or as a spiral-bound booklet that can be purchased separately.
The 101 series is an essential resource for students in public or private school. By providing a clear Christian context for scientific concepts, these DVDs help students make connections and understand how scientific principles fit into their faith. The series gives students a big-picture understanding of science that can help them interpret what they learn in their classes.
Online learning is available!
No DVD player? No problem! We offer a video streaming service for those who prefer to learn online, and it includes all the material from our DVD curriculum, accessible on any connected device. If you are interested, feel free to check out our streaming curriculum site for further details!
*While the 101 series is primarily intended for viewers aged 15 years and up, it has been designed with the whole family in mind. Every aspect of these courses, including the language, graphics, and images, has been carefully selected to ensure that it is appropriate and engaging for viewers of all ages.