Jim Mueller

Welcome to Physics on!


Welcome to an approachable, enjoyable, and effective way of learning physics. I like to call myself “Science Jim,” and I have been teaching physics to homeschool students for more than 10 years. So what makes my lessons unique?

A comfortable, humorous style.

I use an entertaining approach that makes learning physics fun!

A light-on-math approach to physics.

I teach the concepts first, the math later.

Hands-on activities and experiments.

Each lesson is filled with hands-on activities tailor-made for each lesson plan.

Lessons that build on each other.

The lessons are sequential, cumulative, and focused on very specific learning goals. Each lesson provides another step to understanding physics concepts.

So Bring Science Alive!

Physics on Schoolhouse Teachers

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Scientific Method

Lesson 2: Experiment Variables

Lesson 3: Gravity

Lesson 4: Friction

Lesson 5: Velocity

Lesson 6: Newton’s First Law

Lesson 7: Acceleration

Lesson 8: Newton’s Second Law

Lesson 9: Newton’s Third Law

Lesson 10: Momentum and Impulse

Lesson 11: Force

Lesson 12: Electric Fields

Lesson 13: Electric Charge

Lesson 14: Magnetism

Lesson 15: Magnetic Field

Lesson 16: Earth’s Magnetic Field

Lesson 17: Magnetism and Electricity

Lesson 18: Speakers and Motors

Download a printable course outline here.

Access all of “Science Jim’s” Physics lessons here.

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“Science Jim” Mueller has a BA from Lake Forest College and an MS from Aurora University. He worked as an environmental educator from 1989 to 1994. The following eight years he worked at a small children’s science museum in Carbondale, Illinois, six of those years as the executive director. Since 2002, Jim has been developing and teaching a physics curriculum specifically for homeschoolers. He has created books, web sites, movies, and, most recently, live web classes for students all over the world. He uses an entertaining and humorous approach with all of his materials, which make his products quite unique in the world of education.

Science Jim, his wife, Science Mary Beth, and his kids, Science Ben and Science Sarah, live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where they enjoy their chickens, woodland wanders, music, and board games—that is, when they are not cleaning up after science experiments, of course!