Physics 101 DVD
If you like the idea of a dvd to teach your high school physics course, Wes Olson has the solution Physics 101. Like the other courses in the 101 Series, Wes Olson offers an engaging visual course rather than having the student read a text. Learn about the physics of our world, historical figures and their contributions and do hands-on labs to help you understand the concepts.
Physics 101 covers concepts in these areas: light and color, mirrors and lenses, invisibility and speed of light, sound, acoustics, fire, thermodynamics, heat and cold, electricity, outlets and circuits, batteries and electromagnetic spectrum, Isaac Newton, Universal Law of Gravity, 1st Law of Motion, 2nd and 3rd Laws of Motion, Albert Einstein, relativity, quantum mechanics and the future of physics. There are 20 segments and a video for each that range in length from 20 to 43 minutes - a total of 11 hours and 10 minutes of video. Options are offered for subtitles and closed captions a variety of languages are offered.
There are PDFs that you may want to print and are included on the fourth disc (there are four discs in this course). The first pdf is titled, "Course Accreditation Program and the second is the "Guidebook. Instructions for opening the pdfs are printed on the face of Disc 1. Print out the files, hole punch them and put them in a notebook for your convenience.
The Course Accreditation Program (CAP) is important information on how to use the course and get high school credit a syllabus. Physics 101 provides about 135 hours of content, which is enough for one credit in physics. Basically, a lesson includes 4 steps: watch the video lesson, discuss the questions (found in the guidebook), do the mini-labs, research, write a 200-word report and take the segment quiz. The CAP includes all of the information for doing mini-labs lists, instructions and where to fit them in. Mini-labs use common household items and a master list is found on page 4 of the CAP. You may run across a few unusual items, such as a canned air horn, microphone with jack to plug into your cell phone, magnesium fire starter, volt meter, etc. Items that are less common are marked, and you can skip labs if the items can't be found; you will find that some sections have no labs and others have multiple. Instructions are included for assembling a student notebook that will be used all year; here students will record, take notes.
The Guidebook is 106 pages and includes the table of contents (showing the segment and chapter divisions), an outline for each segment, discussion questions, quizzes, quiz answers and an alphabetic index.
Physics 101 is a great high school level physics for your visual student or an interesting and informational watch for your family. Presented from a Christian worldview, students will learn about the relationship between science and the Bible in the area of physics. ~ Donna
Explore the fascinating science of physics and study the principles and laws that drive the natural world.
With over eleven hours of information packed into four DVDs, this series presents everyone with a rich opportunity to study the clockwork of God's universe.
Included on Disc D is a printable (PDF) guidebook with quizzes 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 can be a complicated subject, but that doesn't mean that it has to 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 Schrdinger's cat.
Physics 101 was developed and hosted by Wes Olson, Multnomah Bible College graduate, 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 DVD course will give your children a thorough overview of the world of Physics.
We get requests every year for DVD courses. We are so happy to have these Bible-based high school science courses on DVD that also qualify for high school credit. Developed by homeschooling father and filmmaker, Wes Olson, these courses offer engaging visual content, hands-on labs and activities, and printable PDF files for each course. DVD courses each include four DVDs with a total running time of 4 ½ hours (Biology) to around 11 hours (Chemistry and Physics). The video is well done, the sound is clear, and a little humor is thrown in to keep the content interesting. Presented from a Christian worldview, students will learn about the relationship between science and the Bible. Options are offered for su
Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.
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4 months ago
I bought Biology 101, Chemistry 101 and Physics 101 for my youngest home ed high schooler, even though I already had other well-known high school science curriculum from previous students.
This student loves science but hates drudgery and re-writing definitions or filling in the blanks, etc. Math is ... not a joy for her. She is also artistic and a staunch defender of the Creator of science. We favor Charlotte Mason methods but we also require fidelity to a literal Genesis. This student has no desire for college, but is smart enough to attend if she wanted to. So we are not wanting to just 'check the block' for a transcript or go all 'AP' for college admissions. We are simply looking for things worth thinking about in high school. Not lame or superficial, but also not killer academic 'rigor' with all facts/math.
Having reviewed this DVD and the others in the series, I am pleased with what I've seen so far. I think it will be a good match for my student. I like the tone of the video segments and the type of information presented. I like that the student keeps a notebook that they create / illustrate rather than filling in blanks in someone else's workbook design. This is where ideas form and take root for my artistic student and from where conversations are generated.
There are 40 hrs of labs, plus activities and reports to do as part of the accredited program. (135 hrs total) As I read them, they do not seem like rote repetition / cookbook labs. Nor do they seem contrived. There is good variety, and room for the personality of the student to be expressed in the documentation.
I like the fact that quizzes are very minimal. In fact, I may not use them. I feel that most of the learning is in keeping the notebook, including lab notes and in doing internet and library research (yes, some of that).
The Christian element of this curriculum is refreshing to me. From what I have seen so far, it's not didactic or preachy, but it does bring to light the impact of worldview on science narratives and asks good questions that it seems no one is asking anymore. The creationist message is confident but not 'defensive' or combative.
Hopefully I will remember to update this when we've gone all the way through it, but for now my student and I are both optimistic that this will be a good fit.
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