SCIENCE CLASSES

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The ultimate hands-on Science classes in the area!

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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 

  • ​​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!

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

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

11:30 – 12:30

combined lecture (general and honors chem)

12:30 – 2:00

combined lab (general and honors chem)

2:00 – 2:50

honors chem recitation (required for honors students, optional for general chem students)-will include a short break for snacks, etc.

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)

NUTRITION

NUTRITION 101

Taught by

Joanna Stewart

Thursday

8:30 – 9:30

COST: Class duration 2 Semesters ~ $150 per semester

We study the function of each system and how our food choices influence wellness. This is a 2 semester course that covers all aspects of health including anatomy, biology, nutrition and chemistry. Each week there’s opportunity to sample food as a tangible way to experience nutrients. We learn the why’s of what to eat, not just the “because I said so”.  My goal is to equip students to make the best choices for improved health and abundant living. This class satisfies the Ca state requirements for health.

Both male and female students 13 and older are encouraged to enroll.

TEXT:  Nutrition 101: Choose Life! by Growing Healthy Homes.  I have a limited number of books. This text is a
book that your family can use as a constant resource for improved health. It’s much more than a textbook.

CONTACT: Joanna Stewart at nspirehlth@gmail.com or 626-482-0139

ROBOTICS

Diving Into Hardware

Thursday

10:00 AM – 10:55 AM

DESCRIPTION:  In our electrical engineering-focused class, students take a deeper dive into hardware by experimenting with buttons, displays, switches and more! Their electronic inventions come to life as they learn software programming on the Arduino coding platform. Students also practice writing and communication skills through daily journaling and interactive group activities throughout the course. All materials are provided in the cost of the class. 

FALL DATES: Thursdays (9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12)

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM

AGES: 8-12

PREREQUISITES:  Completion of Level 1 (or ages 12+)

TUITION:   $275 (or $250 for out-of-pocket payment)  – 12 weeks, materials included.

(Accepted Charters:  California Enrichment Academy, Compass Charter Schools, Epic Charter School, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, National University Academy, Sky Mountain, Summit Academy, Valiant Academy)

ABOUT US: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com

TO ENROLL: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

Robotics for Teens

(Walking Robot)

Thursdays 

11:00 AM – 11:55 AM

(9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12)

FALL  DATES:

DESCRIPTION:  Join the Otto-Bot community by building a bipedal robot that can actually walk!  Students will be introduced to the mechanical challenges of designing a robot that walks while getting exposed to the world of text-based coding.

FALL DATES: Thursdays

TIME11:00 AM – 11:55 AM

AGES: 12+

PREREQUISITES:  None

TUITION:   $290 (or $265 for out-of-pocket payment)  – 12 weeks, materials included.

(Accepted Charters:  Aveson Charter School, California Enrichment Academy, Compass Charter Schools, Epic Charter School, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, National University Academy, Sky Mountain, Summit Academy, Valiant Academy)

ABOUT US: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com

TO ENROLL: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

Introduction To Coding (Python)

Thursday

1:00 – 1:55

DESCRIPTION:  Our Introduction to Python Programming class introduces students to  the Python programming language. In this class, students will learn programming design skills to incorporate into a simple game. The key coding concepts covered in this class include variables, loops, conditionals, and interrupts. Students should be comfortable typing on a standard computer keyboard prior to enrolling, as this class involves text-based coding.

FALL DATES: Thursdays

TIME1:00 PM – 1:55 PM

AGES: 12+

PREREQUISITES:  None

TUITION:   $290 (or $265 for out-of-pocket payment)  – 12 weeks, materials included.

(Accepted Charters:  Aveson Charter School, California Enrichment Academy, Compass Charter Schools, Epic Charter School, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, National University Academy, Sky Mountain, Summit Academy, Valiant Academy)

ABOUT US: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com

TO ENROLL: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

 

Introduction To Physics Through Robotics

Thursday

2:00 – 2:55

DESCRIPTION:  Learn how math and science explain how the world works around us.  This introduction to physics class consists of a series of experiments that will require mechanical design, coding as well as electrical design.  This introductory course will focus on Energy and Forces. This course is aligned with High School Next Generation Science Standards(Engineering Design, Energy, Forces)

FALL DATES: Thursdays

TIME2:00 PM – 2:55 PM

AGES: 12+

PREREQUISITES:  None

TUITION:   $290 (or $265 for out-of-pocket payment)  – 12 weeks, materials included.

(Accepted Charters:  Aveson Charter School, California Enrichment Academy, Compass Charter Schools, Epic Charter School, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, National University Academy, Sky Mountain, Summit Academy, Valiant Academy)

ABOUT US: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com

TO ENROLL: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

CONTACT:  

Victoria Lin

626.344.9230

info@barnabasrobotics.com