Science-2-U Classes

Elementary Classes

 

The Incredible Human Body

September 13, 20, 27

October 4th

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 1:00

No class October 11th

Class description and registration: www.science2u.com

Class Cost:  $55.00 Per Student

Space – The Final Frontier

October 18, 25

November 1, 8

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 1:00

Class description and registration: www.science2u.com

Class Cost:  $55.00 Per Student

Inventors and their Inventions

November 15

December 6, 13, 20

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 1:00

No classes Nov. 17, 24 – Thanksgiving

 

Class description and registration: www.science2u.com

Class Cost:  $55.00 Per Student

No classes on December 27,  Jan. 3 – Christmas Break

Detective Investigations

January 10, 17,24

February 7

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 1:00

No class on Jan. 31 – Semester Break

You’ll become a real forensic scientist as you use modern day crime solving techniques to solve a variety of mysteries.  Some of the tests you will perform are fingerprint analysis, chromatography (ink analysis), hair analysis using microscopes and more!  There will be a new case to crack each week.  Come join the fun.

Class Cost:  $55.00 Per Student

Rocks and Minerals

February  21, 28

March 7, 14

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 1:00

Class description and registration: www.science2u.com

Class Cost:  $55.00 Per Student

Investigating the Invisible

March 21, 28

April 4, 25

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 1:00

Class description and registration: www.science2u.com

Class Cost:  $55.00 Per Student

No classes April 11 and 18 for Easter Break

Biology of Birds

May 2, 9, 16, 23

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 1:00

Class description and registration: www.science2u.com

Class Cost:  $55.00 Per Student

Junior High and High School Classes

Life Science

1:30 – 3:00

Semester 1:
September 13, 20, 27,
October 4, 18, 25 (Off October 11)
November 1, 8, 15(Off November 22,29 – Thanksgiving break)
December 6, 13, 20 (No class December 27 and January 3 – Christmas break)
January 10, 17, 24
Semester 2:
No class January 31 – Semester Break
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 25 (no class April 11, 18 – Easter break)
May 2, 9, 16, 23

Cost of class: $350/semester. Please view the Registration/Prices page.

Grades:  6th – 7th

This class will include such topics as:

  • intro. to cell biology
  • protein synthesis
  • photosynthesis
  • genetics
  • origins
  • ecology

We will also cover classification and will conduct a brief survey of the kingdoms including:

  • archaebacteria
  • eubacteria
  • protists
  • fungi
  • plants
  • animals including:
    • invertebrates
    • arthropods
    • vertebrates
    • viruses

A brief study of some of the systems of the human body is also included.  This course meets weekly for 1.5 hours (45 min. of lecture, 45 min. of lab). Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab reports and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests will be taken online at home and are to be administered by their parent. One in-class practicum test will be given by the instructor.  A textbook is required with two choices for text books available as listed on Life Science Texbooks.

 

Physical Science

3:30 – 5:00

Semester 1:
September 13, 20, 27,
October 4, 18, 25 (Off October 11)
November 1, 8, 15(Off November 22,29 – Thanksgiving break)
December 6, 13, 20 (No class December 27 and January 3 – Christmas break)
January 10, 17, 24
Semester 2:
No class January 31 – Semester Break
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 25 (no class April 11, 18 – Easter break)
May 2, 9, 16, 23

Cost: $375/Semester. Please view the Registration/Prices page

Grades:  8th – 9th

This class will cover material in the following areas:

  • method of scientific study
  • energy and motion
  • acceleration and momentum
  • matter (solid, liquid, gas)
  • atomic structure and chemical bonds
  • properties of substances
  • light
  • sound waves
  • electrical phenomena
  • electronics
  • nuclear reactions
  • energy sources

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.

A textbook is required – see Physical Science Textbook.

Biology

Taught by:

Lisa Wright

Thursdays

12:00 – 2:00

Semester 1:

  • August 25th (parents must come for first 30 minutes of the first class)
  • September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • October 6, 20, 27 (Off October 13)
  • November 3,10, 17 (Off November 24 Thanksgiving break)
  • December 1, 8, 15 (Off December 22, 29 and January 5 – Christmas break)

Semester 2:

  • January 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 16 ( Off Feb. 23 for President’s day)
  • March 2, 9, 23, 30 (Off March 16th- out of town)
  • April 6, 13,27 (Off April 20 – Easter break-optional off of 13th as well)
  • May 4, 11, 18, 25

LEVEL:  High School – Grade Level 9-10
COST:  $350/Semester +$50 Lab Fee (includes lab materials and lab book)-only pay lab fee for first semester.
This class will include such topics as:
•        intro. chemistry
•        cell biology
•        protein synthesis
•        photosynthesis
•        thorough coverage of genetics
•        classification and a survey of the kingdoms including:
•        archaebacteria
•        eubacteria
•        protista
•        fungi
•        plantae
•        animalia
This course meets weekly for 2 hours (1 hour 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. There will be 1-2 long-term projects. Tests will be sent home with the student to be administered by their parent and returned to class the following week. Two in-class practicum tests will be given by the instructor.

TEXT:   Go to www.science2u.com for textbook ordering information.  A textbook is required, with two choices for text book
available on www.science2u.com. Look under secondary textbooks.

Chemistry

Taught by:  Lisa Wright

9:00 – 11:30

  • August 25th (parents must come for first 30 minutes of the first class)
  • September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • October 6, 20, 27 (Off October 13)
  • November 3,10, 17 (Off November 24 Thanksgiving break)
  • December 1, 8, 15 (Off December 22, 29 and January 5 – Christmas break)

Semester 2:

  • January 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 16 ( Off Feb. 23 for President’s day)
  • March 2, 9, 23, 30 (Off March 16th- out of town)
  • April 6, 13,27 (Off April 20 – Easter break-optional off of 13th as well)
  • May 4, 11, 18, 25

Cost:  $500/Semester

Pre-requisite:  completion of Algebra 1

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.

A textbook is required. Go to Chemistry textbooks for ordering info.