SCIENCE CLASSES

NEW CLASSES OFFERED BY

Joseph Levandowski (Mr. J)

Contact Information:
Joseph Levandowski (Mr. J)
909.800.8349 (cell)
Josephlevandowski11@gmail.com

Introduction to Engineering Fundamentals

Lecture Lab 
Fall 2020

 (8 Week Course Syllabus Course Outline)

Session starts on September 14, 2020

Contact Mr. J for times and pricing!

THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE CLASS!

For more information please go to:

https://www.mrjsclass.com/engineering-fundamentals

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course,
students will be able to:
● Demonstrate a working understanding of basic engineering concepts
● Collaborate in a team setting during lecture socrating question opportunities
● Collaborate with peers to find solutions to contextual dilemmas
● Define common engineering terms to be identified in conjunction with concepts.
● Hone presentation skills and collaborate with the instructor for success
Course Materials: Booklet; Handouts to be used in conjunction with class media (created by Mr. J provided at no additional cost.)

Grading Procedure: The items graded throughout the course per Mr. J will be and then  all listed assignments in the course schedule, including: labs and affiliated assignments,class participation, handouts, presentations, midterms and any extra credit the student chooses to request. These grades are provided by the instructor automatically for recording purposes – grades will be provided at parent request to ensure preferences from the parent are adhered to. All weekly assignments are due by the following   week’s class to discuss and reference as needed. Please contact Mr. J at
josephlevandowski11@gmail.com if you need to request an extension.

Extra Credit: Opportunities are available upon request.

Introduction to Rocketry 

Fall 2020 

 (16 Week Course Syllabus & Course Outline) 

Starts September 2, 2020

Contact Mr. J for times and pricing.

THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE

For more information please go to:

https://www.mrjsclass.com/rocketry

Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Have a strong understanding of aerodynamic forces & their actions in-flight
  • Identify, name, and assemble rocket parts to create a finished product 
  • Have a foundational understanding of the scientific method
  • Hone presentation skills and collaborate with the instructor for success 
  • Have a strong understanding of Newtonian and Bernoullian concepts of flight, physics and lift
  • Complete 4 separate lab sections to reinforce lecture concepts 
  • Have a foundational understanding of lab report creation and execution 
  • Apply basic trigonometry concepts as it pertains to height estimation of rocket’s apogee 

Course Materials: Intro to Rocketry Lab Kit (Materials Fee: $46)

          Handouts to be used in conjunction with class media .         (created by Mr. J & provided at no additional cost.) 

Grading Procedure: The items graded throughout the course per Mr. J will be and then all listed assignments in the course schedule, including: labs and affiliated assignments class participation, handouts, presentations, midterms and any extra credit the student chooses to request. the extra credit final assignment. These grades are provided by the instructor automatically for recording purposes – grades will be provided at parent request to ensure preferences from the parent are adhered to. All weekly assignments are due by the following week’s class to discuss and reference as needed. Please contact Mr. J at josephlevandowski11@gmail.com if you need to request an extension. 

Extra Credit: Opportunities are available upon request. 

Contact Information: 

Joseph Levandowski (Mr. J) 

909.800.8349 (cell) 

Josephlevandowski11@gmail.com

Basic Automotive Maintenance 

Lecture &  Lab 

 (8 Week Course Syllabus & Course Outline)

Starts September 2, 2020

Contact Mr. J for times and pricing!

THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE

For more information please go to:

https://www.mrjsclass.com/automotive-technology

Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Complete basic automotive maintenance for autos and light trucks 
  • Navigate and properly identify proper tools called for based on routine maintenance situations
  • Collaborate with peers to find solutions to contextual dilemmas 
  • Hone presentation skills and collaborate with the instructor for success 

Course Materials: Booklet & Handouts to be used in conjunction with class media         (created by Mr. J & provided at no additional cost.) 

Grading Procedure: The items graded throughout the course per Mr. J will be and then all listed assignments in the course schedule, including: labs and affiliated assignments class participation, handouts, presentations, midterms and any extra credit the student chooses to request. the extra credit final assignment. These grades are provided by the instructor automatically for recording purposes – grades will be provided at parent request to ensure preferences from the parent are adhered to. All weekly assignments are due by the following week’s class to discuss and reference as needed. Please contact Mr. J at josephlevandowski11@gmail.com if you need to request an extension. 

 

Extra Credit: Opportunities are available upon request. 

Contact Information: 

Joseph Levandowski (Mr. J) 

909.800.8349 (cell) 

Josephlevandowski11@gmail.com

 

“Surviving Life” – Basic Life Skills

Fall 2020 

 (8 Week Course Syllabus & Course Outline) 

Starts September 2, 2020

Contact Mr. J for times and pricing!

THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE

Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Successfully create a resume and cover letter to be updated as new skills are acquired.
  • Obtain the confidence to navigate a myriad of situations including public speaking & job interviews
  • Collaborate with peers to find solutions to contextual dilemmas 
  • Hone presentation skills and collaborate with the instructor for success 
  • Learn and master the job application process to ensure future success 
  • Master balancing bank accounts and basic budgeting techniques
  • Learn basic home improvement skills 
  • Master the art of meal planning in accordance with a preset budget 

Course Materials: Handouts to be used in conjunction with class media .         (created by Mr. J & provided at no additional cost.) 

Grading Procedure: The items graded throughout the course per Mr. J will be the handouts and then the extra credit final assignment. These grades are provided by the instructor automatically for recording purposes – grades will be provided at parent request to ensure preferences from the parent are adhered to. All weekly assignments are due by the following week’s class to discuss and reference as needed. Please contact Mr. J at josephlevandowski11@gmail.com if you need to request an extension. 

Extra Credit: Opportunities are available upon request. 

Contact Information: 

Joseph Levandowski (Mr. J) 

909.224.0489 (cell) 

Josephlevandowski11@gmail.com

 

 

SCIENCE-2-U

Science-2-u

The ultimate hands-on Science classes in the area!

To Enroll in the following classes please go to the following link:

ELEMENTARY CLASSES

CLASS DETAILS:

COST: 

  • SEMESTER 1:  $240.00

  • SEMESTER 2:  $205.00

ENROLL THROUGH SCIENCE2U (SEE ABOVE LINK)

 

ALL ELEMENTARY CLASSES WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM!

Inventors and Their Inventions

TAUGHT BY Martin Forte

Dr. Homeschool

 

Sept. 15, 22, 29

Oct. 6

10:30 – 11:30

12:00 – 1:00

What does it take to be an inventor and make some of the most famous inventionsof all time? We will complete some of the experiments that were used by inventors like Galileo (make a telescope) and Thomas Edison (make a light bulb).

You will even make a few inventions of your own, like an apparatus to safely escort and egg from the top of a building to the ground. Put on your thinking caps before you come to this class!

caveman

The Incredible Human Body

Taught by Martin Forte

Dr. Homeschool

Oct. 13, 20, 27 

Nov. 3

 

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

Come discover how wonderfully intricate the human body is! We’ll explore the digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems as well as bones and muscles. You’ll learn how your own body works. Come join the fun!

model of the heart.

Detective Investigations-Part 1

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

Nov. 10, 17,

Dec. 1, 8

(No class Nov. 24)

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

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!

Detective

Christmas Break  December 21, 2020 – January 4, 2021

The Tiny World of Microbes

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

Dec. 15, 2020

Jan. 12, 19, 26 2021

No class Dec. 22, 29 and Jan. 5

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

Welcome to the wonderful world of microbes! We’ll look at the differences between plant and animal cells and also discover protists and bacteria. With the use of our microscopes we’ll also discover what lives in a drop of pond water as well as some crazy new organisms each week! fi causes some things to float while others sink?

Germ

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

Space, The Final Frontier

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

Feb. 2, 9, 23 and

Mar. 2

No class Feb. 16th

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

The final frontier….come explore the planets of our solar system including satellites like our moon! We’ll discover what planets are made of and what the differences are among them. We’ll even discover why the Earth is the perfect place for us to live. You’ll get to make your own rocket to launch on the last day of class!

Rocks and Minerals

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

March 10, 17, 24

April 14th

No class March 31, April 7  Easter Break

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

Come explore the fascinating world of rocks and minerals! We’ll explore crystal formation, and learn how to identify minerals through various tests like the Mohs hardness test, specific gravity, color, streak and others. We’ll also learn about sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks.

Geod

Birds

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

April 20, 27 

May 4, 11

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

Why do birds have feathers?

What kind of birds live near your home?

What are the different types of beaks and feet that birds have and what does that say about what they eat and where they live?

We’ll answer these and many more questions as we take an in-depth look at the biology of birds. We’ll even piece together what an owl had for breakfast by dissecting owl pellets! You won’t want to miss this fascinating look into the world of birds.

baby chick

 

Mean, Green Photosynthesizing Machines

2 week class

Taught by Marty Forte

Dr. Homeschool

May 18, 25th

10:30 – 11:30

or

12:00 – 1:00

Come learn about the fascinating life of plants. Plants provide us with life giving oxygen. In this class we’ll grow our own plants and learn all about the different parts of plants, photosynthesis and the carbon-oxygen cycle and we’ll also discover the process of germination and transpiration. You’ll be a real green thumb when you finish this class.

plant photosynthesis

 

JUNIOR HIGH CLASSES

ALL JUNIOR HIGH CLASSES WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM.  CONTACT JILL ABOUT LABS.

Life Science

7th – 8th Grade

Taught by

Jill Wilcox

Tuesdays

1:30-3:00 p.m.

1st Semester dates:

September 15 – January 19th

2nd Semester dates:

January 26 – May 25th

Cost of class: $350/semester

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
    • Viruses
  • Protists
  • Fungi
  • Plants
  • Animals including:
    • Invertebrates and Vertebrates
    • Arthropods

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.

 Two textbook options are available for this course: Pick one (charter schools use the Glencoe book)

Life Science by Bob Jones University Press. 3rd edition.
ISBN: 978-1-59166-474-1
Publisher: BJU Press, 2007
Length: 896 pp. Hardbound or softbound. 7th grade.

Glencoe Life Science – Student Edition
ISBN: 9780078778001
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: $350/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.

Lab book will be provided on the first day of class. Cost is included in the tuition.

Textbook required:

Glencoe Physical Science
Textbook: ISBN13: 9780028275673, ISBN10: 0028275675
Publisher: GLEN, 1999

HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES

ALL HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM.  CONTACT JILL OR LISA ABOUT LABS.

Biology

9 – 10 Grade

Taught by

Lisa Wright

Thursdays

12:00 – 2:30

Grade Level 9-10 a-g certified (if charter approved) – two semester course

Cost of class: $425.00/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

Thursday

CONCEPTUAL CHEMISTRY

8:30 – 11:00

HONORS CHEMISTRY

8:30 – 11:40

Pre-requisite:  Algebra 1

Cost of class: $475/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

10:00 – 11:00

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

FALL 2020 SCHEDULE

 Build Your Own App

THIS CLASS WILL BE ONLINE FOR THE FALL SEMESTER.

Thursdays

9/17/20; 9/24/20; 10/1/20; 10/8/20; 10/15/20; 10/22/20; 10/29/20; 11/5/20; 11/12/20; 11/19/20; 12/4/20; 12/11/20

11:00 – 11:55 AM

 

Build Your Own App
In this intermediate class, students will develop an Internet of Things (IoT) device, which bridges physical hardware, the internet and a smartphone.   During the class, students will learn about coding (C/C++), app development and hardware (lights, motors, sensors). Students will use the Blynk and Arduino platforms – popular tools used by professionals for prototyping.   Students will be able to take their hardware home at the end of the course. Class sizes are limited to 10 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.   

 Ages: 12-17

Cost: $275 (All charters funds accepted.  Take $25 off discount if paying with credit card/check before first day of class.)

(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)

Build Your Own Electronics

THIS CLASS WILL BE ONLINE FOR THE FALL SEMESTER.

 

 

Thursdays

9/17/20; 9/24/20; 10/1/20; 10/8/20; 10/15/20; 10/22/20; 10/29/20; 11/5/20; 11/12/20; 11/19/20; 12/4/20; 12/11/20

12:00 – 12:55

 

Build Your Own Electronics

 

In this intermediate class, students will learn how everyday electronics are designed so that they can recreate them while learning about circuits and code (C/C++).  Example projects include building an IR remote control and keyless entry (RFID) device. Students will be able to take their hardware home at the end of the course. Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.   

 

  • Ages: 12-17
  • Cost: $275 (All charters funds accepted.  Take $25 off discount if paying with credit card/check before first day of class.)

Barnabas Pathfinder Robots

THIS CLASS WILL BE ONLINE FOR THE FALL SEMESTER.

 

Thursdays

9/17/20; 9/24/20; 10/1/20; 10/8/20; 10/15/20; 10/22/20; 10/29/20; 11/5/20; 11/12/20; 11/19/20; 12/4/20; 12/11/20

1:30 – 2:30

Barnabas Pathfinder Robots

In this intermediate class, students will build a robot on wheels that is able to follow a path on its own.  Students will learn about the sensors required to design a robot that follows a line and sense obstacles. Skills covered include: Coding (C/C++), circuit building and mechanical assembly.  Students will be able to take their robot home at the end of the course. Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.   

 

  • Ages: 12-17
  • Cost: $275 (All charters funds accepted.  Take $25 off discount if paying with credit card/check before first day of class.)