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Physics 201 - All About Waves (2 of 3) [Self-Paced Science]

Dr. Jim Gifford, PhD-Chemistry, Physics, Science
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(859)
Science, Physics: (Part 2 of 3) In this class, students will gain a basic understanding of the basics of waves and the different types of waves important to physics (sound, light, and special waves).

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
7 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Introduction to Waves
Learn what waves are and how they work
 Week 2
Lesson 3
Transmission & Wave Media
Learn about the transmission of waves, and how waves move differently through different media
 Week 3
Lesson 4
Sound Waves & Vibration
Learn how sound waves and vibration work
 Week 4
Lesson 5
Light Waves & the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Learn how light waves are different than sound waves
 Week 5
Lesson 6
Special Waves
Learn about Seismic waves, sonic booms, and gravitational waves
Lesson 7
Students will have a basic understanding of the basics of waves.  This will prepare them for follow on courses in the realm of physics or other sciences.
I have taught chemistry and chemical engineering at the college level, and have a PhD in nuclear engineering.  I have been teaching all disciplines of science to home school elementary, middle and high school students for 12 years.  I know how to present science in a fun way to boost students interest in the subject. 
Homework Offered
Each week a 1-2 page sheet of practice problems will be given for students to reinforce what they are learning in the class. These problems should take no longer than an hour.
Assessments Offered
Instructor will provide detailed feedback on submitted practice problems to make sure students know how to complete each problem.
Grades Offered
Notes pages for each lesson and practice problems will be provided by the teacher.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(859)
I'm an MIT & NC State grad and a homeschool dad! I love all things science and want to help kids learn to love science as well. I've taught my own kids for years as well as Chemistry at the university level. I have a bachelor's degree in... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $85 for all content
7 pre-recorded lessons
5 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 133 learners
Ages: 11-18

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