Science Jim Physics Classes are on the Air!
Are you searching for a basic, fun, non-intimidating physics curriculum? Are you looking for a teacher that can bring physics alive? Would you like a professional, unique, engaging and entertaining physics teacher to show up week after week with a logically ordered, continuous curriculum?
I’m Science Jim and I’ve been teaching physics exclusively to home schoolers for over six years. I’ve been told by many parents that my fun, easy going approach to physics really engages learners in a unique and encouraging way. I’ve taught in churches, homes, and park districts and now I am offering my classes on the web.
Check out this small sample from an actual online class!
My classes are designed to provide students with a deep, intuitive sense of the fundamentals of physics and allow them to see and use the concepts, not only during class, but in everyday life as well. The level of practical knowledge that the students gain through the activities and experiments in each class allows for a low-math approach to a high school level physics course that is suitable for anyone aged 10 years old and up.
Each class consists of 45-60 minutes of a live web-broadcast. All you need is a Mac or PC with speakers connected to a broadband DSL or cable internet connection to take part in the class. I will be using WebEx as my web-broadcast service. WebEx is owned by Cisco and is one of the leaders in this technology. It is used by companies and educators worldwide. The accompanying written materials reinforce the concepts presented in the web-broadcast and guide you through the at-home labs. There is also a series of questions and answers at the end of each lesson to test comprehension. The labs use simple, easy to find materials.
Classes run in 10 week sessions that build on each other as we move through the year together. Each class will be recorded so if you miss a class you can watch later. Each week, students use what they have learned in the preceding weeks to further their understanding of physics and put what they already know to practical use.
My son read the material and did the experiments all by himself! He loved it!
I think that what you created here is just absolutely awesome. We are going to do all of these experiments on a regular basis to try to help them love Science from an early age.
I lead a small group of kids through the curriculum a lesson at a time. It's great!
I'm learning as much as my kids are! Why didn't they teach it this way in school?
Your class has been such a blessing for us. It's been really really really good for his understanding of these concepts. We can't thank you enough.
I really like your approach - I wish I had learned physics this way! You do a great job of taking the "intimidation" out of the course.
Just a quick note to say thank you for the excellent job you are doing teaching Science. I print out all of your lesson plans and read them with my boys and we talk about Science after school. Thank you for the time you are taking to create the lessons.