Faculty: David Herman
Duration: 4 weeks/ MWF
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost: $265 ( Includes $60 materials fee )
This course is intended to provides students with hands-on and virtual opportunities to engage in different types of experiments that span the physical, chemical, and biological sciences. To create an enriching experience exploring the science workbench, classes will include performing dissections and chemical reactions, learning about biotechnology, as well as watching videos on modern surgical/medical procedures. Students will be provided with daily worksheets that accompanying each lab to guide them through the process of model building or discovery. This is an excellent preparatory high school course for students interested in scientific inquiry. By the end of the session students will gain a deeper appreciation for the various branches of science as they explore, observe, and analyze natural phenomena.
This class will take place both synchronously and asynchronously, using Zoom, Google Suite of applications (docs, forms, and sheets), and interactive videos to engage students in active learning real time and to provide direct instruction. Class will meet on Zoom every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 60 minutes, which will occur in large group model building activities, small group Break-out rooms for lab work, and individual tasks. Daily check-in and check-out challenge questions will be required to keep track of class attendance. The instructor will be online monitoring and directly available for guidance for the entirety of class time. Instructions will be posted daily and student work will receive feedback either using shared docs or photos uploaded in google forms.
Materials: An additional fee of $60 is included for the science toolkit that will be delivered to all of our young scientists. Included in the package are water balloons, glow sticks, marshmallows, radishes, rubber bands, agar, magnets borax, tape, ruler, aluminum can, graduated cylinder, and neodyne magnets among other items.