Spring 2020 courses

SUNDAY, PERIOD 1: 9:30am - 10:45am

Fundamentals of Vibrations

SUNDAYS | WEEKS 1-3 | 9:30 am - 10:45 am | Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Mar 1 - Mar 15

How do elementary particles behave? We will observe and demonstrate wave energy using our homemade pendulum array.

This unit will take place during weeks 1-3 of the semester.

Instructor: Michael Korn

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Einstein’s Astrophysics

SUNDAYS | WEEKS 4-6 | 9:30 am - 10:45 am | Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Mar 22- Apr 5

What are Special Relativity and General Relativity? We will explore the relationship between symmetry and e = mc2.

Instructor: Michael Korn

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Symmetry and Sequence

SUNDAYS | WEEKS 7-9 | 9:30 am - 10:45 am | Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

April 19 - May 3

Dive into fractals.  Students will design fractals using different mediums to examine the properties of symmetry.

Instructor: Michael Korn

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Mobile App Development

SUNDAYS | 9:30 am - 10:45 am | Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Mobile phones and tablets are an integral part of our everyday experiences. In this course students will build applications for the devices we seemingly can’t live without, shifting from consumers to creators of the experiences engaged in on mobile devices.

Students will need a  mobile device with wifi capabilities and access to the app store, and a non-school email address. Students are encouraged to bring their personal computers if applicable.

Instructor: Terri Beckles

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SUNDAY, PERIOD 2: 11:00am - 12:15pm

Scholarly Thinking with Gadgets

SUNDAYS | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm | Grades 6, 7, 8, 9

Students will learn to identify logical fallacies, spot confirmation bias, dissect bad arguments, and recognize sound reasoning. Students will experiment with vertical and lateral reading.  They will practice on current events. Making digital flashcards will be used to biohack or reinforce these elements of thinking critically.

Instructor: Michael Korn

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Circuit Design

SUNDAYS | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm | Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Have you ever wondered how cell phones, tablets, or televisions work? They all have very tiny electrical circuits inside of them.

This class will provide a platform for students to create circuits using breadboards, wires, LED lights, and more!

Instructor: Joshua Thompson

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SUNDAY, PERIOD 3: 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Calculus for Kids

SUNDAYS | 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm | Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Calculus has always been for high school students and beyond. However, this course is geared toward younger students who want a feel for what calculus is without the college degree. We will use examples from our everyday experience to understand why calculus is so great and how much fun math really is! We will discuss rates of change, such as how fast a Ferrari can go, and what is meant by speed.

The key in learning calculus is having great teachers to illuminate mind bending ideas.

Instructor: Joshua Thompson

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Resilient Thought Series

SUNDAYS | 3/15, 3/29, 4/19 | 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm | Parents & Students

This open forum includes 3 Sessions of storytelling and discussion, with an aim to bring people together by listening and through empathy.

March 15 Resilient Thought: Understanding Hate

March 29 Resilient Thought: The Need for Self Expression

April 19 Resilient Thought: Cognitive Awareness

Parents are welcome. Free.

Instructor: Michael Korn

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