This is my favorite class to teach! We will mix things together (conduct scientific experiments) and see what happens (observe), and record the results! Simple data sheets will allow us to make a record of what we have observed. We will learn what variables are and how to change the result of our experiments by changing variables. Examples of some projects we will do are: what happens when baking soda and vinegar are mixed, or baking soda and water, or mixing vinegar and salt or sugar. We will make crystals made from sugar, salt, and epsom salt and we will conduct experiments with other safe but fun household substances. When we are together again we will learn that baking is super fun chemistry and we will see what happens with Mentos and Coke and other sodas! I will try to keep the messiest experiments for on campus classes. I will try to make experiments that for families with a higher tolerance for messes the student can work along with me, and kids and families with less tolerance or space may observe and record while others get their hands dirty! This class will include supplies to be sent home in case of continued or restarted quarantine and distance learning.
1 hr. Mondays, 9:00am - 10:00am
$308 + $15 materials fee = $323
- Teacher: Mara Donahoe
This year we are going to have a math circle time where we can address the various abilities of our unique students. We will find out the best fit for your child by considering their previous knowledge and skill level. Mixed ages will be split into groups where children can work with hands on activities and projects in tandem to share accordingly. Miss Suzanne and Miss Kirsten will be working with students in collaboration with each other to provide differentiated instruction. We are prepared to work online or in the classroom.
1 hr. Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
$409 + $25 materials fee = $434
Full S.T.E.A.M ahead! In this science class we will study the basic concepts of the scientific method. Students will perform experiments, using common household materials, while being guided on how to hypothesize, record their findings, and draw conclusions. This class also includes learning about inspiring STEM inventors, important scientific discoveries, and how life would be different without them. Students will have a blast exploring the S.T.E.A.M. field, while learning to build, design, think critically, and feel inspired to make their own discoveries.
Required materials (included in class fee): Wide ruled notebook to fill with pictures and information about inventors, Lab materials* Required materials at home: Pencil, scissors, glue. The course can be taken one semester at the time. *If UHS is required to teach online, this class will be taught live on Zoom. The students will pick up the notebook and most necessary lab items at UHS prior to the start of the school year. Parents will be asked to provide some of the common household items, a list will be sent out a week prior to class. All labs are safe to perform in an in-home setting. Not all classes will include a lab.
1 hr. Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
$308 + $20 materials fee = $328
- Teacher: Charlotte Swanson