This class introduces young students to the scientific discipline of chemistry. Students will learn about the history of chemistry, tools used in chemistry labs, atoms, the periodic table, molecules, chemical bonding, different types of chemical reactions,
acids and bases, pH, acid-base neutralization, nutritional chemistry, pure substances and mixtures, separating mixtures, organic chemistry, polymers, proteins, DNA, and more. This class includes experiments that test real chemistry principles, helping
us learn about how chemistry connects the world around us. This class will have an equipment kit and textbook. This class will translate well and be essentially the same online or in person.
1 hr, Wednesdays, 10:00am - 11:00am
$308 + $55 materials fee = $363
- Teacher: Michelle Baxter
Math is frequently taught like an alien language from the planet Vulcan. Some students grasp that Vulcans are a logical people do well with this approach. For others there is this course! Q: Can “Higher Math” still have its feet on the ground? A: Yes! It can! I once had a student who would scream at abstractions—I encouraged this and became a better teacher with her guidance. Also…MATH CAN BE A LOT OF FUN!! This class will meet twice a week all year.
1.5 hr, Mondays & Fridays, 9:00am - 10:30am
$518 + $20 materials fee = $538
- Teacher: Philip Guest
Find out how the body works through this creative science class! Students will take a deep dive into the physiology of the body by drawing systems, organs, and tissues while learning about their anatomy and how they function. By creating real life drawings, Dr. Charlotte will guide you through the normal functions of our body and its parts. In the end, the students will have a beautiful and anatomically correct book of personal drawings of our amazing body! This class will require work outside of class time. Homework and assignments will be given as well as quizzes. This class will also include projects to be presented at our Open House in the end of each semester.
If UHS is required to teach in an online forum in the fall, physiology class will be taught live on Zoom. Although the classes will be recorded to facilitate make ups, all students are expected to attend live online. Required materials (included in class fee): Textbook: The Human Body: An Illustrated Guide to Every Part of the Human Body and How it Works by Martin Page, published by DK (ISBN-10: 0789479885). Drawing paper. Required materials at home: Pencils, eraser, colored pencils.
1 hr. Fridays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
- Teacher: Charlotte Swanson
Pre-Algebra is the bridge between arithmetic and algebra. We’ll begin with a thorough review of everything that has to do with arithmetic and then add real-world case studies to extend our understanding of each topic. These topics will include:
◦ Ratios and Proportions
◦ Geometry and Measure
◦ An intro to Probability and Statistics
◦ Problem Solving
▪ Word Problems
▪ Learning how to build a formula for practical, everyday solutions
This is a yearlong course that meets 2 days a week for 1 hour each day. Students are required to attend all classes and do work outside of class. Please make sure your student has at least 30 minutes each day of the week to devote to math in addition to attending class.
Pre-requisite for this class: Students must know multiplication tables, division facts, and have some level of comfort working with fractions.
1 hr. Mondays & Fridays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
$462 + $20 kit fee = $482
- Teacher: Michelle Baxter