• January 27, 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • 51 Middlesex St., Suite 105, North Chelmsford MA 01863

Note: This program began on January 27; however, registration is still open for new participants. Please contact Dr. Rider, below, if you have questions about beginning the program late.

A fun introductory class for tweens and teens who love science and enjoy a challenge. 

This program will encourage a love for science and experimentation, will present a basic overview of the laws of physics, and will introduce students to the questions that are being answered with current research. Participants will be asked to complete readings in a recommended textbook at either the high school or middle school level prior to each session. Each session will include a short lecture summarizing the reading material, but will largely focus on hands-on lab activities involving that topic. 

The curriculum for the spring term will cover electricity and magnetism, relativity and quantum physics.   Participation in the fall term of Dr. Rider's Physics is not required; the spring term functions as a standalone course. 

Preparation in mathematics through Algebra I is helpful, though not required. If your child has not yet covered Algebra I, please contact Dr. Rider before registering.

This will be a good bridge to prepare students to take an introductory college or community college course, or AP physics. 


January 27 to April 28, 2017 (excluding February 24 and April 21)

The term will consist of 12 sessions meeting from 2:00 to 3:30 on Fridays.


$305 for Voyagers members

$330 for nonmembers




For information on course contact, please contact Dr. Todd Rider: thor@riderinstitute.org.

For help with registration, please contact RCDirector@voyagersinc.org


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