Science & Nature

Physics Series - Part 1: Motion! Forces! Energy! Momentum! Rockets!

An all-inclusive introductory course series for a range of ages, describing concepts in the Physics of everyday phenomena taught by an actual Physics Professor and Research Scientist. This is Part 1 of a 3-Part sequence that can be taken in any order when offered. Each of the three parts is a separate course. Part 1 covers Motion, Newton, Forces, Energy, Momentum & Rockets.
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn the scientific theory explaining many of nature's events and phenomena. 
My name is Neil and I’ve spent a considerable amount of my life in preparation for Science Education. The result is a creative, interactive, and personalized approach to teaching the science of everyday phenomena that is part travelogue and part science lesson. I have 20 years of college teaching experience as a Professor. I hold a Master's degree in the field of Condensed Matter Physics, and a Ph.D. in Theoretical & Applied Physics, with a specialization in Quantum Optics & Material Science. I am a published scientific author in several international journals, and I serve as an expert reviewer on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I have traveled extensively to every continent on Earth, including all 50 States in the United States! The content of my lectures is meant to be a resource for anyone curious about how the Universe works. My travels around the world allow me the unique perspective of merging together my adventures with my passion for teaching many fields of science, including Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science, Oceanography, Meteorology, Geology & Physical Science. Anyone at any age who is curious about how our world works and our place in the Universe will be intrigued by this class. 

From dog-sledding in the Arctic winters of Sweden to mountaineering uncharted landscapes of Antarctica. From trekking the Amazon Jungles of Ecuador to scaling the Cliffs of Ireland. From spelunking the caves of China to mountain biking the world’s deadliest road on Bolivia’s "Death Road.” From camping under the midnight sun in the far north of Norway and Finland to open-ocean kayaking off the Shetland Islands in the Southern Ocean’s home of killer Orca whales. From days of crossing the Andes Mountains and jungles of Peru towards Macchu Picchu to tenting in the open plains of Africa’s Masai Mara in Kenya and Tanzania’s vast Serengeti. From ice-climbing the glaciers of Alaska to drifting through glow-worm caves in the Southern Alps of New Zealand and diving into Australia's Great Barrier Reef. I bring my experiences from around the world to you in the comfort of your home.

Join me on an educational adventure of exploration around the world to see science at work in some of the most remote places on Earth.
There is no cost for any materials, as nothing is needed. Printable handouts are provided at the end of each class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learner progress is assessed by their class participation in weekly discussions, and their increasing ability to solve problems on their own.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This is a lecture-style class where I do most of the talking (student questions are always encouraged and welcomed). It is not a discussion forum type of class where students spend the majority of the class time sharing pre-learned facts and personal opinions about science. Please keep in mind that this is a multi-day class with four meetings. There are no refunds or credits given outside of what Outschool stipulates on its website (Limited Refund Policy) should you decide you don't want to continue with the course for any reason. If you are unsure that a learner will stay focused during four class meetings, it is recommended that you start with a one-time class and not a class that has multiple meetings. 


Dr. Neil M. Mulchan, Ph.D.
Lives in the United States
Great Explorations in Science
225 total reviews
138 completed classes

About Me

Greetings! My name is Neil and I’ve spent a considerable amount of my life in preparation for Science Education. The result is a creative, interactive, and personalized approach to teaching the science of everyday phenomena that is part travelogue... 
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