Basic Physics for families

The physics for families course is specifically designed for home educating families and their children. The focus is on learning how to use laboratory equipment and practice laboratory skills. The content is based on year 9+10 of the New Zealand curriculum and it is suitable for children aged 12+, although mature 11 year olds may be accepted.

An adult preferably stays and help supervise if their child is younger than 14.

Course hours and content:

The full course is 6 hours long and is broken up into two 3-hour sessions as follows.

Session A outline:   Safety in the lab

Energy – heat

Light experiments (reflection and refraction)

Session B outline:

Static Electricity

Electrical circuits

Measuring Current