This science class takes a hands-on approach to exploring almost everything about energy – what it is, how we find it, how we use it, and how we can save it. Different kinds of energy - potential, kinetic, chemical, radiant, and thermal - will be explored. We will investigate chemical reactions as well as water, solar, and wind power. Students will learn how to make and test different hypotheses, interpret their results and draw conclusions.
Required materials (included in class fee): Lab materials* Wide ruled notebook. 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 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.
1 hr. Wednesdays, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
$308 + $20 materials fee = $328
- Teacher: Charlotte Swanson
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. This class meets twice a week.
1 hr. Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
$409 + $25 materials fee = $434
We will be starting our class with a weekly warm-up to engage the students and regroup. We will get ready for interesting activities. Math mysteries and games are intriguing activities that make math fun. We will unlock puzzles, games, and new operations using our reasoning skills and standard math operations. This will be a time when students have some straightforward math problems and can get help with the functions that may be troubling them. Then, we will focus on brain teasers, estimations, and deductions. To solve our challenges, we need to use expanded form, patterns, numbers in words, and a hands-on way of expressing ourselves using math. Money, making change, understanding decimals, and organizing data are on the horizon. Area and perimeter will be covered as well. Get your game on!
1 hr. Mondays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
- Teacher: Kirsten Karlsrud