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Monday

Exciting Experiments Using the Scientific Method - Spring 2019

Term: Spring 2019     Class Meets: Monday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Apr 01, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Experiments encourage kids to be curious, creative and confident. Jokes make us laugh because the punchline takes us by surprise. The best experiments do the same. Join me for a fun approach to learning the Scientific Method through hands-on experiments!

This course will familiarize your child with The Scientific Method, as we will complete the Method during each class. We will begin the course with introduction to Science Safety and the Scientific Method. Each class thereafter will begin with the introduction of the experiment, and we will go through the steps of the Scientific Method together in class--including completing the experiment! For our Final, learners will each form a testable hypothesis. This can be as small or large as they would like! They can even introduce variables into the experiments we've already conducted. Our final class is our oral presentation show-and-tell.

We will learn about many different things during this course, including Bernoulli's Principle, total internal reflection, surface tension, hydrophilic/hydrophobic, Charles's Law, Suspension, viscosity, non-Newtonian fluids, Newton's Laws of Motion, Nucleation, and more!

Please note: This course is being offered each semester with DIFFERENT topics and experiments. Your child is invited to sign up for one or all three. They are going to LOVE it!

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 3rd - 5th

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

Monday

Exciting Experiments Using the Scientific Method - Winter 2019

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Monday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Jan 14, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Experiments encourage kids to be curious, creative and confident. Jokes make us laugh because the punchline takes us by surprise. The best experiments do the same. Join me for a fun approach to learning the Scientific Method through hands-on experiments!

This course will familiarize your child with The Scientific Method, as we will complete the Method during each class. We will begin the course with introduction to Science Safety and the Scientific Method. Each class thereafter will begin with the introduction of the experiment, and we will go through the steps of the Scientific Method together in class--including completing the experiment! For our Final, learners will each form a testable hypothesis. This can be as small or large as they would like! They can even introduce variables into the experiments we've already conducted. Our final class is our oral presentation show-and-tell.

We will learn about many different things during this course, including Bernoulli's Principle, total internal reflection, surface tension, hydrophilic/hydrophobic, Charles's Law, Suspension, viscosity, non-Newtonian fluids, Newton's Laws of Motion, Nucleation, and more!

Please note: This course is being offered each semester with DIFFERENT topics and experiments. Your child is invited to sign up for one or all three. They are going to LOVE it!

Instructor: Jessica Elkins

Grade Range: 3rd - 5th

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

Monday

Middle School Meteorology

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Monday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Jan 14, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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How do meteorologists determine the forecast? During this class we will investigate why and how it rains, shines, sleets or snows and the implications severe weather events have on humans. Expect no more than 1 hour of homework per week to work on projects and/or prepare for class discussion.

Instructor: Laura Petrusic

Grade Range: 6th - 8th

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

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.

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. 

 

Instructor: Geula Twersky

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: Geula Twersky

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.

Thursday

The Human Body: Organ Systems - Spring 2019

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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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 Fall2018 and Winter 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.

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.

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.

Instructor: Samantha Star

Grade Range: 7th - 12th

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

Thursday

Attention all Detectives and Crime Solvers! Forensic Science for Middle and High School Students

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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Just how do detectives know how to match up fingerprints or determine the manor of death? In Forensic Science you get to kindle your fascination for sleuthing and put logic and reason to the test in this crime solving class. Join the investigation as we study the various branches of forensic science; from crime scene investigation to forensic pathology to fingerprint analysis; this class is perfect for any student interested in becoming a forensic scientist.

Instructor: Sarah Pope

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

Oceanography

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

Class Begins: Jan 14, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Oceanography is a lab-based class, with hands on guided inquiry activities in which students will study the physical, chemical, and geological aspects of the ocean. Topics include exploration and oceanographic instruments; the chemistry of sea water; ocean dynamics; ocean floor features and formation; waves and tides.

Instructor: Sarah Pope

Grade Range: 7th - 10th

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.