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Monday

Ecology and Environmental Science for Middle Schoolers

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Monday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 01, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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How does human activity effect our natural world? Our study of Ecology and Environmental Science we will investigate this question and possible solutions to environmental problems. Together, we will investigate topics such as Ecology, Natural Resources, Pollution, Climate Change and Sustainability.

Students will demonstrate their understanding of ecology and environmental science with inquiry-based investigations (as homework or during class time); and with “real world” application through the End of Course Project.

Deadline for Registration is March 15, 2019.

Instructor: Laura Petrusic

Grade Range: 6th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Ideas that Changed the World - Part Three - Spring 2019

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 02, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Discoveries don't usually come about with someone leaping out of a bathtub shouting "Eureka!" More often than not discoveries are the result of the coming together of efforts of a lot of different people.

This class focuses on ten inventions, theories or discoveries that truly changed the world, and on the people who were involved in the process. The world is big multifaceted place. With that in mind, each class will focus on a different area of science. This interdisciplinary class will be sure to surprise you and to blow your mind!

Please note: All Ideas That Changed The World classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time. 

 

Deadline for Registration is March 15, 2019.

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Ideas that Changed the World - Part Two - Winter 2019

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Discoveries don't usually come about with someone leaping out of a bathtub shouting "Eureka!" More often than not discoveries are the result of the coming together of efforts of a lot of different people.

This class focuses on ten inventions, theories or discoveries that truly changed the world, and on the people who were involved in the process. The world is big multifaceted place. With that in mind, each class will focus on a different area of science. This interdisciplinary class will be sure to surprise you and to blow your mind!

Please note: All Ideas That Changed The World classes are independent of one another. You can take them in ANY order. You can join at any time. 

 

Instructor: Jonathan Meola

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Wednesday

Introduction to Psychology and the Brain

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Wednesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Have you ever wondered what makes us tick? Some may say it is our heart, but what about our brain? What role does it play in who we are and the choices we make? Introduction to Psychology will introduce students to human nature. We will explore the brain’s anatomy, understand the history of psychology and the various points of view that have existed over time. We will delve into experience, emotion, learning, behavior and psychological disorders through readings, videos, research and lectures. The class will observe a live dissection of a brain, performed by the teacher (with possibility to follow along at home).

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

The Human Body: Organ Systems - Winter 2019

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Tuesday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Anatomy and Physiology for young people, presented as an age-appropriate, fun approach to learning the major organ systems of the human body!

I'll use a combination of slideshows, videos, written work, and oral discussion to discuss each organ system. Students will also be provided with an activity to complete and present during class time. Time permitting, we will play online games to "build" each organ system of the human body.

Reproductive organ system note: I cover that males and females have different reproductive organs for different purposes and what the reproductive organs are for each. While this is not a sexual education class, we do discuss how these organ systems may work together.

Please note: This course is being offered during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 on different days and times.

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 4th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Introduction to Elementary Astronomy

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 04, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Astronomy is more than just stars in the sky: it's the big bang, the milky way, telescopes and much, much more! Together we will study the planets and their moons, comets, galaxies and space! Students will explore the four corners of our galaxy and we will discuss what could possibly be out there in a classroom far, far away.

Deadline for Registration is March 15, 2019.

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 2nd - 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

A Class 65 Million Years in the Making: Introduction to Paleontology

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 04, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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What was life on earth like millions of years ago? This class will discuss how the Big Bang created the opportunity for life, growth and evolution. Together we will learn how to study fossils and we will discover how animals evolved from sea creatures to become dinosaurs as we know them today.

Deadline for Registration is March 15, 2019.

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Geology Rocks! Introduction to Elementary Geology

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 17, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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While geology rocks, geology isn't just about rocks. The science of geology deals with the earth's physical structure and substance, its history and the processes acting on it. These processes include volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks, mountains, oceans etc. Together we will travel to the top of active volcanoes, survey earthquakes throughout history, climb to the very top of the tallest peaks on the planet and dive to the bottoms of our oceans. So pack your bag, put on a pair of comfortable walking shoes and join me as we look at planet Earth through the eyes of a geologist!

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 2nd -5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

Youth Astronomy - Spring 2019

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Monday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Apr 01, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $240.00

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This Awesome Astronomy unit covers the planets in our solar system, our moon and its phases, other moons, asteroids, comets, meteors, stars, and black holes.This is a really fun, interactive learning class where we will watch videos and work together to learn all about space. Each lesson has a pre- and post-assessment, student pages to assess learning, and more. We will write poetry, complete fact and opinion writings, create a solar system flip book, and draw and color each week's subject. I have created a powerpoint presentation to go along with each week, too!.Please note: This course is being offered during Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 on different days and times.

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 3rd- 5th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.