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Surviving Our Changing Planet (Environmental Science)

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Tues, Thurs,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Jan 16, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

Syllabus

Price: $550.00

$500.00 before Mar 15

Reg. Opens Mar 1 8:00 am


This class will look at the ever changing world we live in and look to see how we can adopt to the changes. We will study the effects of nonrenewable energy and the prospect of renewable energy, compare the different types of traditional and sustainable farming methods, truly look at the differences between organic and generic produce, study water contamination and the looming water wars of our time, and finally compare urbanization throughout the world.

Instructor: Kamilah Chajin-Faraone

Grade Range: 8th - 11th

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

Tues, Thurs

Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis: Oh My! (Earth Science)

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Tues, Thurs,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Sep 12, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

Syllabus

Price: $550.00

$500.00 before Mar 15

Reg. Opens Mar 1 8:00 am


In this class, we will discuss the scientific method, mapping Earths surface, minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. We will work on online laboratory exercises, at home experiments, small group activities, class discussions, projects and research.

Instructor: Kamilah Chajin-Faraone

Grade Range: 8th - 11th

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

Mon

Classical Physics for the Curious: Math-Free

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Mon,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

Syllabus

Price: $550.00

$500.00 before Mar 15

Reg. Opens Mar 1 8:00 am


Introduction to the concepts of Physics, staying with the concepts and away from math, because sometimes math unnecessarily distracts us from the usefulness of scientific thinking. Students interested in the math will be referred to appropriate resources, and are welcome to use office hours to dive in deeper.

Instructor: Ken Hamilton

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

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

Mon

You´ve Got the Power! Introduction to Electricity

Term: Fall 2017     Class Meets: Mon,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Syllabus

Price: $300.00

$250.00 before Mar 15

Reg. Opens Mar 1 8:00 am


Are you ready to learn how your lights, phone, and laptop work? What about transformers, generators, and motors? We use these tools all the time with no thought of how they work. In this class, you will learn about the exciting world of electricity and magnetism with hands-on experimenting. This one semester course covers the basic concepts of electricity. You will become familiar with the scientists of electricity who were instrumental in the developments that have brought us to where we are today. We will have an extraordinary time reading, watching, and performing experiments related to each topic discussed.

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

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

Mon

You´ve Got the Power! Introduction to Electricity

Term: Winter 2018     Class Meets: Mon,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 15, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

Syllabus

Price: $300.00

$250.00 before Mar 15

Reg. Opens Mar 1 8:00 am


Are you ready to learn how your lights, phone, and laptop work? What about transformers, generators, and motors? We use these tools all the time with no thought of how they work. In this class, you will learn about the exciting world of electricity and magnetism with hands-on experimenting. This one semester course covers the basic concepts of electricity. You will become familiar with the scientists of electricity who were instrumental in the developments that have brought us to where we are today. We will have an extraordinary time reading, watching, and performing experiments related to each topic discussed.

Instructor: Elisabeth Rainey

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

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

Mon

How did they think of THAT? The science behind accidental discoveries that changed the world

Term: Full Year     Class Meets: Mon,      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Sep 11, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

Syllabus

Price: $550.00

$500.00 before Mar 15

Reg. Opens Mar 1 8:00 am


Have you ever looked at something and thought, “how on earth did they think of that?” This full year course we will look at the science behind some of the discoveries and accidents that changed our world.  Each week we will look at a totally different topic, exploring how each item was discovered and how it happened.

Instructor: Penina Taylor

Grade Range: 4th - 6th

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