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with Cody Hutcheson
This course will be a semester-long comprehensive introduction to high school physics. This course will cover the following topics: matter and energy, velocity, accelerations, force, energy, electricity, and magnetism.
Prerequisites: An understanding of Algebra II; prior exposure to physical science and trigonometry is preferred.
Please note this class will meet twice a week and will include 68 hours of class time with an instructor. This is a full year of Physics with a lab.
An additional Class Materials Fee of $100 will be charged for lab materials.
Middle School Life Science II - second semester
This is the second semester of a full year course.
This two-part course will meet for one hour a week for two semesters and is designed to serve as a supplement to a middle school general science or life science course for students in grades 6th - 8th. Although this course will involve some instruction, it will primarily serve as a laboratory experience to supplement at-home studies of course material. Emphasis will be given to note taking, introductory scientific writing, principles of experimentation, and data analysis/interpretation. The two-part course schedule is designed to follow the “Life Science For Middle School” textbook available from CK-12, although it will be appropriate for any course covering the topics found in this text. Course topics will include the following: cells, organelles, and organ systems; biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems; heredity; and natural selection.
This tuition for Middle School Life Science II includes a $50 lab materials fee.
2020 Class Dates:
January: 1/08, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29,
February: 2/05, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26,
March: 3/04, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25,
April: 4/08, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
Swings, Slides, & Spinners
with Jessica Nunno
In this 12-week class, students grades K-2 will explore physical science concepts with springs, slides, and whirligig things! Hands-on activities, building toys, crafts, and games will fill each day as students tinker, play, and kinetically craft their way through all kinds of things that move.
with Cody Hutcheson
This ACT Prep course will emphasize ACT test-taking strategies, specifically math skills, language skills, reading skills, and science-reasoning skills. Students will study and practice listening and note-taking techniques, test-taking strategies, questioning and thinking skills, information retrieval, pre-ACT test practice, memory techniques, reading in the content areas, vocabulary development, and college application completion with the central goal to increase both subtest scores and composite scores. All four ACT subtests will be reviewed: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning.
NOTE: Students will be assessed based on an improvement model. An additional ACT prep book will be required for the course.
Intro to Elementary Electronics
with Sandra Nnorom
In this 12-week course, 3rd-5th grade students will wield the power of electronics with hands-on projects that break down complex technologies into modular components so they can experiment, build, prototype, and invent! Students will use learn using items such as conductive dough as well as by "hacking" familiar household items.
with Karl Liggin
This hands-on, project-oriented class will build on the concepts covered in Intro to Engineering. 6th-8th grade students will learn to identify a need, research said need, brainstorm possible solutions, and work on alternatives to solve the engineering challenges presented. They will work in groups to find creative solutions to design problems from multiple engineering disciplines, possibly from specialties such as mechanical, civil, aerospace, electrical, or biomedical.
Mt. Carmel Elementary School - Tinker Lab - Forces
with Sandra Nnorom
Students in grades K-3 will learn about forces and basic physical science concepts in this engineering mashup course through a variety of different hands‐on activities such as domino builds, bridge engineering, marble runs, tinker cars, and more!
Hogwarts: Wizards and Wonders Camp
In this summer camp, little wizards in K-2 will experience some real summer "magic"! Campers will engage in a variety of hands-on games and activities as they explore some interesting, surprising, and fun effects. "Magical" crafts and stories will also keep campers engaged throughout this wondrous week of learning.