There’s the physics of the very, very big — black holes, gravity, stars, etc.

There’s the very fast — the speed of light! — and the very slow — absolute zero.

And then there’s the physics that is around us every day in ways we can easily see and understand. This is normally called “Classical Mechanics.” Think about pool tables and balloons.

In this class we will learn about a number of topics in classical mechanics, using videos and computer simulations, including:

Mass, Velocity, Momentum, Inertia, Acceleration, Force, Gravity, Energy and possibly more.

A student with more math will be able to solve problems using standard formulas, but students can also understand what these terms mean at a conceptual level and how they relate to each other and to us.

**Math is an optional component of this class, but it will helpful if you come with a (very) basic understanding of fractions (or the willingness to practice them outside of class on your own time).**