Physics Course Grades 6th-8th

Physics Course Grades 6th-8th launching in October 2020

Coming soon are a several physics video tutorials and demonstrations to accompany our Waldorf Physics main lesson block. Until this paid course launches, please enjoy what this page has to offer currently!

The study of physics from the Waldorf perspective is one of experience and observation followed by explanation, review and lesson work. Lessons are delivered with demonstrations. The apparatus is then quickly removed and the demonstration is explained by the teacher as the student relives the demonstration through the imagination. The lesson experience lives within the student until the following day when the lesson is revisited and finally written down which also includes artwork. 

Materials from this video

For the first time we are ordering from Ward’s Science. I’m very pleased with the materials we purchased. We bought Resonance pipes, Heat Conductor, Crystal Radio kit, Heat Transfer Balls, Wood and Metal Cylinder, and Ball and Ring Apparatus.


For this course, I’m using Heat, Light and Sound An Introduction to Physics by Live Education! Physics II Electricity, Magnetism, Mechanics, Acoustics and Optics by Live Education! Physics the Waldorf Way Grade 6 by Roberto Trostli, Physics the Waldorf Way Grade 7 by Roberto Trostli, and Physics the Waldorf Way Grade 8 by Roberto Trostli. I have relied on these resources heavily when putting together my lesson plans and demonstrations. I highly encourage you to add these resources to your library. I’m also adding Mel’s Science Physics Kit because we enjoyed our Mel’s Science Chemistry subscription so much. Now Mel’s has a monthly physics kit which we are eager to try out.

Check out a this sampe demonstration on one of the optics lessons

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How to Set up Your Physics Lessons

Day 1: 

20 min. Opening Activities-mental math, games, etc. 

20 min. Brief introduction of today’s lesson. Physics demonstration. Remove apparatus as soon as demonstration is complete.

20 min.  Explain demonstration and what happened. Let the students relive the experience in their imagination.

Day 2: 

20 min. Opening Activities-mental math, games, movement math etc. 

20 min. Review of previous lesson (oral)

30 min. Artistic work for previous lesson 

20 min.  New demonstration. Remove apparatus as soon as the demo is complete.

20 min. Explanation of demonstration.

Day 3-30: 

15 min. Opening Activities-mental math, games, movement math etc. 

15 min. Review of previous lesson (oral)

60 min. Artistic work for previous lesson and written work from lesson two days previous (thinking capacity is heightened).

15 min.  New demonstration. Remove apparatus as soon as the demo is complete. During the demonstration the willing capacity is awakened.

15 min. Explanation of demonstration. The feeling capacity is engaged. 

Modified from the book Physics the Waldorf Way by Roberto Trostli

Books and Materials

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Curriculum



Games for Opening Activities



Electricity and Magnetism



Acoustics



Thermodynamics



Mechanics



Optics



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