The Scientific Method

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

Elementary Classes

Germs and Disease

Taught by Martin Forte

Dr. Homeschool

September 10, 17, 24

October 1

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 1:00

Germs and Disease More Kids Chemistry

  • ​​What exactly are germs? 
    How do you catch a cold? 
    What is a disease? 
    We’ll explore the differences between bacteria and viruses and study some common diseases and learn prevention techniques. This class will be filled with tons of interesting experiments!

  • Let’s learn more about chemistry! In this class we’ll explore acids and bases, perform titrations and experiment with a variety of chemicals that are right under your nose.

More Kids Chemistry

Taught by Martin Forte

Dr. Homeschool

October 8, 15 , 22, 29

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

Let’s learn more about chemistry! In this class we’ll explore acids and bases, perform titrations and experiment with a variety of chemicals that are right under your nose.

Ecology

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

November 5, 12, 19

December 3

No classes:  November 26

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

Learn about the relationships that make this world so unique. We will study everything from the food chain to acid rain. We’ll be making some cool ecological models using soda bottles (so start saving those 2-L soda bottles!)​

Christmas Break  December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020

The Scientific Method

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

January 7, 14, 21, 28  2020

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

 

  • What is the scientific method?

    Is it a logical way of problem solving in science?

    In fact, you use this method everyday but you probably just don’t realize it. We will practice this method every week by solving cool, fun experiments with many outcomes. Your student will decide what they want to test and try it right in class. Some of the experiments we’ll figure out using the scientific method will be;

    What is the best way to make the perfect flying plane?

    How can you test whether an egg is raw or hard boiled without breaking it?

    Why does food coloring react differently to different types of milk?

    How can you tell what is in a box without picking it up?

    We’ll even throw in more crazy experiments until you are a walking, talking scientist! See you there! 

The Attractive World of Magnets

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

February 4, 11, 24

March 3

No Class on February 18

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

  • Can you resist the pull of magnets and the fields they create? We’ll discover what magnets are, what types of materials they can and cannot attract, how many different types of magnets there are, and how magnetism relates to electricity! You won’t be able to pull yourself away from this class!

Silkworms

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

March 10, 17, 24, 31

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

  • Learn about the life-cycle of the silkworm. We’ll study this creature from egg to larvae to pupa to moth. Each student will receive their own silkworms and science journal. This class is even a great idea for a science fair project!

Electrifying Electricity!

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

April 21, 28

May 5, 12

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

  • Come learn the shocking truth about electricity! What is electricity? How is it produced? We’ll learn about AC/DC, parallel and series circuits and you’ll even build a working electric motor. Come have an electrifying time! ​​

JUNIOR HIGH CLASSES

 

Earth Science

6th – 8th Grade

Taught by

Jill Wilcox

 

Tuesdays

1:30 – 3:00

Cost of class: $375/semester

This class will cover material in the following areas:

  • Stars and Planets
  • The Sun
  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Meteors
  • The Space Program
  • Weather
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Fossils
  • Mountain Formation
  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Erosion
  • Glaciers

– and more!
The class will meet for 90 minutes once a week. This course includes lecture, hands-on labs, homework assignments, quizzes and a science fair project.

Two text book options are available for this course: Pick one

Space and Earth Science Student Text (3rd ed.)
by Terrance Egolf, Franklin Hall, Rachel Santopietro
ISBN: 978-1-59166-299-0
Publisher: BJU Press, 2005
Length: 928 pp. Format: softbound; 2 volumes

Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe – Student Edition
ISBN: 9780078746369
Publisher: Glencoe, 2008, Hardcover

Charter students must use the Glencoe textbook.

Physical Science

8th – 9th Grade

Taught by:

Jill Wilcox

Tuesdays

3:30 – 5:00

 

Cost of class: $375/semester.

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.

Two text book options are available for this course: 
Textbook required: 

Glencoe Physical Science
Textbook: ISBN13: 9780028275673, ISBN10: 0028275675

Publisher: GLEN, 1999

HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES

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

Science2U EIE Enrollment

Biology

9 – 10 Grade

Taught by

Lisa Wright

Thursdays

9:00 – 11:00 

Grade Level 9-10 a-g certified (if charter approved) – two semester course
Cost of class: $450/semester.

This class will include such topics as:

  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Protein synthesis
  • Photosynthesis
  • Thorough coverage of Genetics
  • Classification and a survey of the Kingdoms including:
    • Archaebacteria
    • Eubacteria
    • Protista
    • Fungi
    • Plantae
    • Animalia
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology

This course meets weekly for 2 hours and 15 minutes (1 hour of lecture, 1.25 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.
To register, complete the registration page for the location of your choice.

A textbook is required, with two choices available: Pick one
Biology Student Text (3rd ed.- 2 vol.)
by Thomas E. Porch and Brad R. Batdorf.
ISBN: 978-1-57924-932-8
Publisher: Bob Jones University Press, 2004
Length: 1104 pp. Format: softbound; 2 volumes

Glencoe Biology – Student Edition
ISBN: 9780078802843
Publisher: Glencoe, 2009, Hardcover
Charter students must use the Glencoe textbook.
The 2006 Glencoe biology book is also acceptable.

Chemistry

10th – 11th Grade

Taught by

Lisa Wright

Thursdays

11:30 – 2:30

Pre-requisite:  Algebra 1
Cost of class: $500/semester.

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, solutions, and acids & bases
  • 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. Class at EIE will also have some practice questions for the SAT II chemistry subject test to discuss.
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.

The following books are required.       
World of Chemistry (2007)
Holt/McDougal Littel by Steven S. Zumdahl (Author), Susan A. Zumdahl (Author)

World of Chemistry: Teacher Resources Solutions Guide-Teacher’s Edition
by Steven S. Zumdahl (Author), Susan A. Zumdahl (Author), Donald J. Decoste (Author)