Physics with Labs

Physics with Labs


Instructor: Dr. Nilay

Please review the course details below



REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Classes start Sept 2, 2019 and end May 1, 2020.

No classes:

·      Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - December 1, 2019

·      Winter Break: December 16, 2019 - January 19, 2020

·      Spring Break: March 9 - 15, 2020


Physics is an algebra-based course where students will be challenged to apply their physics knowledge to solve physics-related critical thinking and math problems. Topics covered include: linear motion, projectile motion, Newton’s Laws, momentum, energy, rotational mechanics, universal gravitation, special relativity, vibrations and waves, sound and light, reflection and refraction, diffraction and interference, electricity, magnetism, quantum physics, and nuclear fission and fusion.

This course requires a study commitment, outside of instruction time, of approximately 3 hours per week.

Lab Component

Materials needed to conduct lab activities can be found in a typical household or can be purchased inexpensively at a hardware store.


  • Integrate mathematical equations into their conceptual understanding of Physics

  • Manipulate algebraic equations to solve for an undetermined variable

  • Use basic trigonometry in conjunction with physics formulas

  • Explain and predict outcomes of a proposed scenario based on the Laws of Physics

  • Complete and submit lab reports

  • Complete weekly pre-recorded lectures

  • Participate in interactive online student forums

  • Deliver assessments and/or assignments in a timely manner


  • This course is recommended for students 12 years of age or above.

  • Students should have taken, or should concurrently be taking, Algebra II.


  1. Urone, P., Hinrichs, R., et al. College Physics. 1st edition. Openstax.

    [This free online textbook can be downloaded by clicking here.]

  2. Binder with loose leaf paper, pen/pencil, and eraser

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Dr. Nilay graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology, prior to obtaining her degree as a physician from the prestigious Sydney University School of Medicine. Dr. Nilay worked in the hospital setting prior to specializing in General Practice and sub-specializing in child health. She incorporates many of her experiences throughout her career into her courses, providing insight, and purpose to course content. She is a respected and sought after homeschooling educator. Read more.