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.
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 these two Core Science we will follow the suggested CA Standards (NGSS) for Earth Science and Physical Science with a designated text book used for homework and free supplemental reading and workbooks for labs and further understanding. IN CLASS, 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 receive a reading list for homework along with a scientific kit for lab and home use.
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 Little Builders students learn to build simple projects which need to be created out of wood and put together with fittings. These creations vary from semester to semester and are overseen by the instructor and parent volunteers. Students learn from the beginning that safety is the utmost importance and gear; apron, safety glasses and gloves are provided from a class set with safety in mind. It is recommended that students their own gloves and glasses to take with them each class. Let the building begin!