1st semester this kids Chemistry class is a 15 week 1-1/2 hour class that introduces students to atoms, molecules, molecular reactions, acid-base reactions, titration’s, mixtures, separating mixtures, polymers, and biological polymers. We will also cover the “Language of Science” looking at the Latin and Greek roots that make up the vocabulary of Chemistry. The text is written at a 4-6th grade reading level and covers the same basic concepts of chemistry for upper level yet is still presented in easy-to-understand language and broken down into easy-to-complete modules. The textbook is easy to read and fun to use. The classroom will be lively and students are encouraged to explore real science using hands-on experiments that are designed not only to teach the scientific method but to help develop critical thinking tools necessary for all subjects. Experiments will coincide with the classes and help to drive home the information learned in the class and text.
2nd semester this kids Physics class, also a 15 week 1-1/2 hour class, will introduce the students to the fundamental concepts of “physical laws”, motion, energy, forces, chemical potential energy, nuclear energy, electrical energy and charges, magnets, electromagnets, light and sound. It also covers the “Language of Science”, looking at the Latin and Greek roots that make up the vocabulary of Physics. The class is structured the same as the Chemistry class.
Class homework requirements:: Weekly workbook assignments, some reading and some time learning vocabulary on Quizlet. Students will have 1 Major project (creating a Rube Goldburg Machine) in spring semester. Time estimated average students 1 ½ hours a week home work.
Class Fee: $350
Books/supply fee: $85 (all books and supplies provided with this fee)
Tutor: Megan Powell
COVID-19 Contingency Plan:
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2020-21 school year, we will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via live video streaming and the class will be recorded and posted for students to view as needed. Labs will be conducted online and some will be completed at home. Supplies will be provided by the tutor for home experiments. Assignments and testing will be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.