Introduction to Physics for Middle School

Ashley McLaurin
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(621)
This 8-week physics course for middle school students discusses basic concepts of motion, energy, waves, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism. The course helps to build a solid foundation in physics. #academic

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of motion, force, energy, and waves, and be able to apply these concepts to real-world situations.

Investigate and explore the properties of light and sound, including wave behavior, color, and how light and sound interact with matter.

Understand the nature of electric and magnetic fields and how they are related to the behavior of charged particles and the properties of magnets.

Design and conduct experiments to investigate and analyze physical phenomena and use data and evidence to support scientific claims and arguments.

Communicate scientific ideas and results clearly and effectively, using appropriate scientific language and models.

Recognize the importance of science and engineering in solving real-world problems, and appreciate the role of scientific inquiry in advancing our understanding of the natural world.
Homework Offered
Optional Practice Questions, Hands-On Practice, and Review Games.
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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(621)
Hi, and thank you for stopping to look into my courses! 

I am an experienced science educator with over ten years of experience in the classroom. I live in Indiana with my husband, son, and dog. I hold a bachelor's degree in biology, a Texas... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Average rating:4.6Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 38 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-13
2-6 learners per class

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