- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 105
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches
Course SummaryIf your child is struggling to understand middle school physics, these resources can help. Our engaging lessons easily explain even the hardest topics, such as motion, energy and light, so your student can finish their homework, study for a test or get help with a class project.
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Teachers and parents can use this course to build upon middle-school physics topics covered in the classroom. Each chapter is made up of several lessons, each containing an engaging video and lesson quiz. The videos are under 10 minutes long, making them a perfect classroom or homework companion, and they are taught by experienced physics teachers. Test your student's comprehension of the materials by having them complete the quizzes and chapter exams. The chapters include such topics as motion, force, energy, waves, electricity and magnetism, atoms, and basic astronomy.
How It Works
- The lessons are information dense and application focused, set to entertaining graphics and animation to help increase retention.
- Videos are accompanied by a lesson transcript with important terms bolded for easy identification.
- The lessons are presented in a logical order to build upon one-another, but you can also direct your student toward the lessons/chapters where they need the most review.
- Every chapter includes an exam that you can present at home or in class to gauge understanding and further refine areas of focus.
- All of our instructors are expert educators with several years of practice teaching physics.
Using the Course
This course acts as a comprehensive study companion designed to give your student a leg up in middle-grades physics. The materials will hold the attention of even the most distracted student as they take the boredom out of studying science and math. Because all instruction and practice is completed within our lessons without the need to reference outside material, it is easy for you to control your student's internet access without restricting their use of this site.
The versatility of these lessons give them many uses, including as a(n):
- Standardized test prep resource
- In-class instruction tool
- Homework assignment (teachers can assign homework with the function)
- Resource for catching up after an extended absence
|Methods & Measurements in Physics||Students get a primer in what physics studies and how data are collected and measured.|
|Studying Motion with Kinematics||Our instructors describe the basic principles of motion, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration.|
|Motion, Force & Machines in Physics||In these videos, Newton's Laws, friction, simple machines, springs, torque, and centripetal force are all explained.|
|Energy, Power & Momentum in Physics||Here your student will learn the definitions, attributes, and applications of energy, power, and momentum.|
|Vibrations, Waves & Sound||Waves are the topic of this chapter, with lessons on wave theories, sound, and the Doppler Effect.|
|Light & Optics||These lessons will help your student understand light and its importance as well as how to manipulate it with diffraction, refraction, reflection, and dispersion.|
|Electricity & Magnetism||In this chapter our instructors get deep into electricity and magnetism, discussing fields, sources, generators, and circuits.|
|Matter & Energy||Your student will better understand matter and energy, as well as the laws which control them, after watching this series of videos.|
|Atoms, Bonds & Reactions||Give your student an understanding of how physics controls atoms and their interactions with one-another, forming the basis of chemistry, with this chapter.|
|The Universe, Stars & Planets||An overview of astronomy, particularly as it relates to physics, is the focus of our lessons in this chapter.|
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