Science 2-U 2017-18 Class Schedule

To enroll in Science 2 U Classes please go to the following link:   

http://science2u.com/registration-prices/

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Elementary Classes

Marine Life

Taught by:  Jill Wilcox

September 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 1:00

This class is all hands-on with marine creatures. Learn about the habits and anatomy of various marine organisms. We will be dissecting a shark, fish and some invertebrates like clams. We’ll also discover the beauty of the kelp forest and find out what kinds of animals live there.

Amazing World of Water

Taught by Jill Wilcox

Oct. 10,17,24,31

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 1:00

Water is one of the most abundant resources on earth. What is it made of and how does it function? You’ll be amazed at how much you do not know about this substance that constantly surrounds us. We’ll learn about why it is important to protect the water on our planet and we’ll even perform some water tests by designing and using our own water filters. Come join the fun!

Magical Machines

Taught by Jill Wilcox

Nov. 7,14,28

Dec. 5

No class Nov. 21

Thanksgiving Break

We use machines every day. Usually we don’t even realize what all these machines are doing. We’ll explore the world of machines from levers to pulleys and gears. Through these fun experiments, the students will learn the basic physics behind simple machines. The kids will even design a machine to lift the teacher!

Enjoying Energy

Taught by Jill Wilcox

Jan. 9, 16, 30,

Feb 6

No classes on 

January 23

Come learn about energy! What is it? Learn how energy “works”, what the three types of energy are, how to transfer it, how to produce it, and how to calculate how much you produce. Filled with lots of cool, ENERGETIC experiments!

Animal Behavior

Taught by Jill Wilcox

Feb.13, 20, 27

Mar. 6

In this class your students will learn about the behavior differences among various types of animals. Just a few of the questions we will explore are:

What is the difference between an earthworm and a mealworm?

What does a snail eat?

What is an earthworm’s favorite spot, light or dark, moist or dry?

We’ll have all hands-on activities to learn about the behavior of these and other critters.

In Big World of Little Insects

Taught by Jill Wilcox

March 20

April 10, 17, 24

No classes Mar. 27, Apr.3-Spring Break

This is the best time of the year to learn about these little six-legged wonders. We’ll learn about the life-cycle of bees, ants, lady bugs and crickets. We’ll find out why insects are the most abundant animals on our planet. This class is filled with lots of fun experiments and activities, some of which the kids get to take home!

Amazing Matter

Taught by Jill Wilcox

 

May 1, 8, 15, 22

How do you define life?

What is the difference between living and non-living objects?

What are the differences between solids, liquids and gases?

What causes some things to float while others sink?

Let’s find the answers through hands-on experiments!

Jr. High and High School Classes

Earth Science  

Taught by:  Jill Wilcox

Grade Level:  6 – 8

Class Duration:  2 Semesters

Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:00

DATES:

September 12, 19, 26

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 28
December 5, 12
January 9, 16, 23,30
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 20
April 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22

Days off: Nov. 21, Dec. 19,

26, Jan. 2, Mar. 27, Apr. 3.

This class will cover material in the following areas; stars and planets, the sun, asteroids, comets, meteors, the space program, weather, rocks and minerals, fossils, mountain formation, volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion, glaciers and more! Students will complete 29 labs in this class and a science fair project!

The class will meet for 90 minutes once a week.  This course includes lecture, hands-on labs, homework assignments, tests and a science fair project. Tests will be taken online.

Cost: $375/semester         * Note, not all charter schools accept this for high school credit. Please check with your individual charter school.

Physical Science

Taught by Jill Wilcox

Grade Level: 8 – 9

Class Duration: 2 Semesters

Tuesday  3:30 – 5:00

Dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26,

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,

Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5,

Jan. 9, 16, 30, Feb. 6, 13,

20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20,

Apr. 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8,

15, 22.

Days off: Nov. 21, Dec.

19, 26, Jan. 2, Mar. 27,

Apr. 3.

This class will cover material in the following areas; the scientific method, energy and motion, acceleration and momentum, matter (solid, liquid, gas), atomic structure and chemical bonds, properties of substances, light, sound waves, electricity, electronics, nuclear reactions and energy sources. Students will complete 29 labs in this class and a science fair project!

The class will meet for 90 minutes once a week. This course includes lecture, hands-on labs, homework assignments, tests, and a science fair project. Tests will be taken online.

Cost: $375/semester         * Note, not all charter schools accept this for high school credit. Please check with your individual charter school.

Biology  

 

9th – 10th grade level

A-G Quality Class

Taught by Lisa Wright

Thursdays

9:00 – 11:30

Instruction begins 9/7

Dates:

September 7, 14, 21, 28,

October 5, 12, 19, 26,

November 2, 9, 16, 30,

December 7,

January 11, 18, 25,

February 8, 15, 22,

March 1, 8, 15,

April  5, 12, 19, 26,

May 3, 10, 17, 31.

Days off: Oct 19Nov 23Dec 21 & Dec 28, Feb 15, March 22. 29

  • Lab Practicum In-class required exam: Dec 14
  • Comprehensive In-class required exam : May 17
  • Final projects due: May 24
  • Last day of class: May 24

This class will include such topics as introduction chemistry, cell biology, protein synthesis, photosynthesis, thorough coverage of genetics, classification and a survey of the kingdoms including archeabacteria, eubacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals including invertebrates, arthropods and vertebrates. There will be 1-2 long-term projects. Students will complete 28 labs and 2 in-class practicum assessments in this class.

This course meets weekly for 2-2.5 hours (1hour of lecture, 1 hour of lab). Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab reports and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests are taken online. Two in-class practicum tests will be given by the instructor.

Cost: $400/semester

Duration:  Two semesters

Chemistry w/ Lab

9th – 10th Grade Level

A-G Quality Level

Taught by Lisa Wright

Thursdays

12:00 – 2:30

Instruction begins 9/7

Dates:

September 7, 14, 21, 28,

October 5, 12, 19, 26,

November 2, 9, 16, 30,

December 7,

January 11, 18, 25,

February 8, 15, 22,

March 1, 8, 15,

April  5, 12, 19, 26,

May 3, 10, 17, 31.

Days off: Oct 19Nov 23Dec 21 & Dec 28, Feb 15, March 22. 29

  • Lab Practicum In-class required exam: Dec 14
  • Comprehensive In-class required exam : May 17
  • Final projects due: May 24
  • Last day of class: May 24

This class will include such topics as: structure of the atom, elements of the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure and reactivity, mole concepts and stoichiometry, gases, acids & bases, and solutions, reaction rates and chemical equilibrium, redox reactions and electrochemistry, introduction to biochemistry and organic chemistry.

There will be a significant emphasis on laboratory practice, with weekly labs and/or demonstrations, along with computation for quantitative analysis. In addition, practice questions for the SAT II chemistry subject test will be included and discussed on a regular basis.

This course meets weekly for 2.5 hours. Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab notebooks and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests will be sent home with the student to be administered by their parent and returned to class the following week.

Cost: $500/Semester

Duration:  Two Semesters