SCIENCE CLASSES

Introduction to Psychology

Taught by: Sharon Chung

Thursday

11:00am-12:30pm

About the teacher:

Sharon has a BA in Psychology and a MS in Clinical Psychology, both from Vanguard University. Before she started teaching she worked as a developmental play therapist (using Stanley Greenspan’s Floortime method) and then as an ABA therapist (applied behavioral analysis), working with children with special needs.

She has been teaching at EIE Academy since 2014. She also taught American Sign Language, Psychology and Sociology full time at Maranatha High School in Pasadena for six years. She has a 6 1/2 year old daughter, Emma, 4 year old son, Daniel. At the end of the 2018 school year Sharon decided to resign from full time teaching at Maranatha so she can “stay home” and homeschool her children as well as offer Psychology and ASL classes at EIE.

Course Description:

Intro to Psychology will introduce the students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within Psychology. Due to the content of the class this is open to students age 15 and older (exceptions may be made, contact teacher to discuss!)

Course Objective:

This course is designed to be a general introduction to psychology. The student will become familiar with the various aspects of psychological theory and hands-on application. This course is intended to be engaging, relevant, and an interactive experience.  The exact topics will start with the basics of Psychology and then will be geared toward the specific interests of the class. example of some topics may include: child development, sleep and dreams, memory, drugs, and personality disorders. I hope to convey my excitement and love of Psychology to all of my students.

 Start Date:

  • First semester  9-8-2022 through 12-15-2022
  • (no class November 10th and November 24th)
  •  Second semester dates TBA

 Class duration, 2 semesters

 Cost:

  • Textbook rental and all materials included in cost
  • $375 Private pay
  • $450 Charter school

 Contact:

  • Sharon Chung
  • TeacherSharon77@gmail.com
  • Call or text 626-252-7273

Nutrition 101

Choose Life

Taught by:  Joanna Stewart

Meet the Teacher Video

 

Wednesday

3:00 – 4:00

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

NATURE MAKERS

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesdays

8:00-9:00am

TARGET: Grades 1st-4th

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 14

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $260 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $285 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.

If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

CALLING ALL NATURE LOVERS, ANIMAL LOVERS, AND CRAFT LOVERS TO EXPLORE WILDLIFE WITH WONDER AND WHIMSY.

 In this class, students examine the growth and life of living things, enhanced by hands-on crafts and creative activities.  Each week, students will learn about an amazing mammal, bird, amphibian. ,fish, reptile, insect, flower, plant or tree on our fascinating planet.  We will touch on the topics of life cycles, habitats, ecosystems, competition, adaptation, and extinction.

 A hands-on craft or creative activity will be featured every week,  to expand or reinforce each lesson, and give student “Makers” a completed handmade project to take home.

 Upon registration, you will be provided with a simple materials list of some basic school supplies that students will need to have on hand.

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions?

  • Text (626)482-8963 or
  • email: WeSparkLearning@yahoo.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:

All classes on Tuesdays  10:30 – 11:30 or 12:00 – 1:00  For all students Private Pay and Charter.

Classes taught by Marty Forte

**  WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING SINGLE SESSION REGISTRATIONS. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE FULL SEMESTER  **

Hands-on science classes for K-5th grade. The subject of study changes monthly with a mix of physical and life science courses. All supplies will be provided. No textbook is required.

AMAZING WORLD OF WATER

Mondays

September 12,19,26

October 3

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!

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

Mondays

October 10,17,24,31

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.

MAGICAL MACHINES

Mondays

November 7, 14, 28

December 5

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!

ALL ABOUT ENERGY

Mondays

December 11, 

January 9, 16, 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!

EDIBLE SCIENCE

Mondays

January 30,

February 6, 13, 27

In this crazy class, all of our supplies and experiments will involve edible items. You don’t have to eat them but you might want to. Why does popcorn pop? Can we affect how big the popcorn will be when it pops? What is capillary action and what organisms use it? What is really in your food? Learn to read labels and see what they’re really saying. We’ll even explore molecular gastronomy! What is that? Come find out!

AMAZING MATTER

Mondays

March 6, 13, 20, 27

How do you define life? What is the difference between living and non-living objects? What are the differences between solids, liquids and gasses? What causes some things to float while others sink? Let’s find the answers through hands-on experiments!

MARINE LIFE

Mondays

April 18, 25,

May May 1, 8

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.

THE BIG WORLD OF TINY INSECTS

May 15, 22

June 5, 12

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, ladybugs 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!

JUNIOR HIGH CLASSES

Life Science

6th – 8th Grade

Taught by

Jill Wilcox

Tuesdays

3:30 – 5:00

Starts:  Tuesday

August 30

COST:  $400.00 per semester

Note: Lab supplies will be provided when students are In-Person for class. For online students, a supply list will be provided so they may do the experiments with us. The cost of lab supplies should also be covered by charter school funds if purchased through an approved vendor.

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

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 (IF POSSIBLE THIS YEAR)

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.

https://www.textbooks.com/Life-Science-With-Student-Activities-Volumes-A-and-B-3rd-Edition/9781591664741/Brad-R-Batdorf-and-Thomas-E-Porch.php?kpid=9781591664741U&kenshu=_k_EAIaIQobChMI1fGSvr2o6wIVUNbACh3Lug4PEAYYBSABEgLo3vD_BwE_k_&mcid=XKS-7564-41-6899-GoogleShopping-PRIDREPLACE-291&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1fGSvr2o6wIVUNbACh3Lug4PEAYYBSABEgLo3vD_BwE

Glencoe Life Science – Student Edition
ISBN 10: 007877800X     ISBN 13: 9780078778001
Publisher: Glencoe, 2008, Hardcover

Charter students must use the Glencoe textbook.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=life+science+glencoe&i=stripbooks&ref=bnav_search_go

Physical Science

8th – 9th Grade

Taught by:

Jill Wilcox

Tuesday

1:30 – 3:00

Starts:  Monday

August 30

Cost of class: $400.00/semester.

This course may be for late Jr High or early High School (8th-9th) and is an introduction to chemistry and physics. It is highly recommended that students take this class prior to high school chemistry and physics. A basic understanding of algebra (how to solve for one unknown) is required.

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 lectures, hands-on labs, homework assignments, tests, and a science fair project.

Textbook required:

Glencoe Physical Science
Textbook: ISBN13: 9780078945830, MHID: 0078945836
Publisher: GLEN, 2011, 2012

Recommended Scientific Calculator:

Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator

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HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES

Biology

9 – 10 Grade

Taught by

Lisa Wright

TUESDAY

10:30pm – 12:45pm

Classes start Tuesday

August 23, 2022

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General Chemistry

High School level 10th – 12th – two-semester course.

Taught by Lisa Wright

THURSDAY     

2:30 – 4:30

Classes start Thursday

August 25, 2022

General Chemistry is a first-year introductory A-G level class that explores chemical phenomena. Through lectures, class discussions, small group activities, homework, labs, and class lab challenges, students will explore chemical concepts as they apply to the world around them. Emphasis will be on disciplinary core concepts, both qualitative and quantitative laboratory inquiry, mathematical modeling of key concepts, and the process of scientific inquiry. Topics include but are not limited to: modeling the atom (nuclear & subatomic), understanding properties of mater at the bulk scale, chemical bonding, understanding and modeling chemical reactions, moles, stoichiometry, properties of solutions and concentration/dilution, thermodynamics, reaction rate, dynamic equilibria, acid/base, reduction/oxidation (redox) and gases. We focus a lot in this class on the chemical effects of human activity on the environment and using chemistry to offer viable solutions.   This class culminates in an engineering applications unit on bioplastics and their effects on the environment. Class meets weekly for 2 hours and includes keeping a scientific journal. 

Pre or Co-requisite: Algebra 1

Textbook required:

Preferred:     Chemistry: Matter and Change
ISBN 007874637X
Publisher: Glencoe Science 2012 
or newer

Acceptable alternative: World of Chemistry 3rd Edition, 2012  
ISBN-10: 1133109659
Authors:  Steven S. Zumdahl , Susan L. Zumdahl , Donald J. Decoste 
Publisher: McDougal Littell

(2007 edition acceptable if approved by charter)

Honors Chemistry at EIE

High School level 10th – 12th – two-semester course.

Taught by:   Lisa Wright

THURSDAY   

2:30pm – 5:10pm

Classes start Thursday

August 25, 2022

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 with a C or better.
Cost of class: $500 per semester

Note: Lab supplies will be provided when students are In-Person for class.

Honors Chemistry is a more challenging A-G level class that explores chemical phenomena with an emphasis on preparing the student for future study in STEM classes and SAT II subject material. Through lectures, class discussions, small group activities, homework, labs, and class lab challenges, students will explore chemical concepts as they apply to the world around them. Emphasis will be on disciplinary core concepts, both qualitative and quantitative laboratory inquiry, mathematical modeling of key concepts, and the process of scientific inquiry. Topics include but are not limited to: modeling the atom (nuclear & subatomic), understanding properties of mater at the bulk scale, chemical bonding, understanding and modeling chemical reactions, molecular & empirical formulas, % composition, moles, stoichiometry, properties of solutions and concentration/dilution, thermodynamics, reaction rate, dynamic equilibria, acid/base, reduction/oxidation (redox) and gas laws. We focus a lot in this class on the chemical effects of human activity on the environment and using chemistry to offer viable solutions.   This class culminates in an engineering applications unit on bioplastics and their effects on the environment. Class meets weekly for 2.75 hrs hours and includes keeping a scientific journal. Honors students are required to do research lab reports on their experimental work that include mathematical analysis, graphs & charts as well as well-reasoned conclusions supported by their experimental data.  Honors students are held to a higher standard, including the use of appropriate significant figures at all times, and error analysis in all labs that are quantitative.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Algebra I with a C or better. 

Textbook required:
Chemistry: Matter and Change
ISBN 007874637X
Publisher: Glencoe Science, 2012  – or newer