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Science: Terms 1-2 Super Pack (Full Year)

Science: Terms 1-2 Super Pack (Full Year)

$345.00Price

Purchase a discounted year (32 weeks) of classes! This includes:

 

From Then to Now: Evolution (9 weeks)

All students should understand the theory of evolution from a scientific perspective. This class is a beginner’s guide to evolution: what is the theory of evolution and how was it developed? How does Natural Selection drive evolution ever onward? We will survey the evidence of evolution including homologous structures, fossil records, eye-witness accounts, and many others. We will discuss the theory of human evolution based on fossil record evidence. Finally, we will learn about speciation and how new species are made through evolution over time.

 

Science in the Movies (4 weeks)

Join us for this exciting and thought-provoking class of science and ethics. Students will view Jurassic Park, Two Episodes from Star Trek Voyager, and The Day After Tomorrow or I Robot (depending on which is easier for students to access). Each of these movies includes different types of science AND huge science-based ethical issues that we will discuss. Let's get into the sticky subject of artificial intelligence, global warming, genetic engineering, cloning, and more. This is a unique learning experience that is sure to make for deep thinking for your student and an incredible dinner conversation for your family.

 

Animal Specializations and Dissections (3 weeks)

Join us as we learn about some of the spectacular ways animals have adapted to survive and thrive in their environments. We will explore the differences and similarities between animal species and discover the really crazy unique abilities of some animals. Finally, after all our study and research, it will be time for a scientific debate: How much have humans influenced animals? AND should humans continue to influence animals to adapt to us?

 

Dissection is an essential part of every student’s science education. In this class, we will take a closer, inside look at the anatomical differences in various types of animals. We will further our understanding of how different types of animals have adapted in different ways to survive in the same environment. We will also discuss the similarities found in all the animal species. Every animal (even the ones we are so used to seeing) has evolved and developed amazing adaptations that allow them to thrive!

 

Tracing Our Origins: Genetics (9 weeks)

Our DNA is the recipe for who we are and what we look like. We will be learning about Gregor Mendel and his theory for genes, basic Mendelian genetics, how to make Punnett, squares, different types of inheritance, and so much more! Through the process, we will have many activities to create our own creatures using these different types of inheritance.

 

Studying the Stars: Astronomy (7 weeks)

We already know about the planets and the sun, but how much do we REALLY know? Did you know the Earth is tilted on an axis? Why do the stars in the sky change through the seasons? Why do planets orbit the sun? Why doesn’t the moon orbit the sun? Why does the moon change throughout the month? What makes eclipses happen? Discover the answers to these questions and many more with us in this incredible class!

 

  • Day and Time: Fridays, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 32 Weeks
  • Dates: September 20, 2024 - May 30, 2025
    • No class on the following dates:
      • November 29 (Thanksgiving Break) 
      • December 20, 27, January 3 (Christmas Break) 
      • April 18 (Spring Break) 
  • Recommended for: Ages 13+ / Grades 8-9
  • Teacher: Makayla Clement