Students will discover how humans through the millennia have observed birds and the skies, wanting to fly and explore the night skies. From observing patterns of animals and various stars great inventors built wings to fly with and instruments of observe the sky curiosities. As time progressed wings became part of planes; while telescopes have been converted to satellites taking us closer to understanding our planet and the outer limits of space. In this class students will explore these aspects by developing a space center museum that will house their projects. This class may be taken for a semester or year and it will have new models and projects for returning students. This is Live-on for Fall of 2021
Students will explore and conduct experiments regarding plant life and the energy produced through plants for the animal world. From dissecting plants to making compost, the life cycles of plants will be explored and how propagation and nutrients are vital for insects, plants, animals and humans. Beneficial and symbiotic relations will be examined and how it is possible to provide safe environments for the flora and fauna through natural products.
In Hands-on Earth Science we will follow the suggested CA Standards (NGSS) for Earth Science and Physical Science . Live On-Line and In PersonIN classes, students will perform hands on labs and activities that will highlight and emphasize systems and historic geological activities. Natural resources and systems will be explored and identified. Students will also explore beyond our world into the solar system to understand the power the sun has on our life. Finally students will also gain knowledge of how the technology of NASA has enhanced our Knowledge of Earth's systems.
In Hands-On Science, students meet weekly for fun and engaging lessons and experiments.
Fall 20/21 classes focus on the topics of weather, earthquakes, lunar cycles, Newton's Laws, energy, light, sound, and electricity
Spring 20/21 Hands-On Science classes will focus on Plants and Animals , natural resources and simple lab test.
Students will learn to document and keep a lab book for their handouts.
From electrons to alternative energy, students will gain an understanding of how energy is created and how it travels through space to provide power we use on a daily basis. Students will experiment with and discover that magnetism and electrical charges with a conduit can make a motor, and a charge can also be created from a lemon, wire and water or wet soil, nails and wire. Various types of energy will be explores and students will learn how renewable resources can be instrumental in enhancing and extending our energy demands.
In this creative class, students learn various design aspects and historical information about buildings of the era. Then students build models by following specific directions. These creations vary from semester to semester. Students receive tools of the engineering trade such as, compass, shape and measuring tools along with pencils, graph paper, Wood and paper for the facade of the buildings.