Aesthetic Science Classes

Essential Questions: 

MythBusters: How do scientists solve problems?

Force: What forces impact an object’s motion?

Infinity: What is the Universe and what is Earth’s place in it?

Earth: How do the hydrosphere and atmosphere interact to affect weather and climate?

Course Descriptions:

MythBusters (6th Grade) – Explore science the MythBusters way! It’s a tough job separating truth from fiction, but that is the goal of the MythBusters.  In this exciting class, students will conduct hands-on experiments that test popular scientific myths. MythBusters will require you to use your academic skills and your imagination to detect what is real and what is fiction. During this class you will use the scientific method to solve problems and practice thinking like a scientist.

May the Force Be With You (7th Grade) – Learn how the universe works by studying the science behind real world applications of motion, forces, energy, and momentum. Through various hands-on activities, students will learn about the natural forces that control our universe and enhance their knowledge of physics concepts and the equations that describe them.

Earth Science (8th Grade) –Earth Science is a full year honors course offered to self-motivated students with a proven track record of academic excellence. The Earth Science curriculum is designed to prepare students for success in future science courses at the high school level. In this course, students will investigate the delicate interactions of the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere and how these interactions reshape our world. Furthermore, at the end of the course, it is expected that students will be able to identify and analyze environmental problems as well as the risks associated with these problems. Students will explore what it means to be a steward in the environment, studying how to live their lives in a more sustainable manner.

Mad Science (9th Period) – A science class driven by student interest, this course aims to engage students who love science and hands-on science experiments. Come to class with your ideas and, as a group, we will determine the most interesting science projects, experiments and activities to explore together. Some activities may include: growing crystals; using microscopes; building earthquake-proof buildings; designing and testing circuits; studying plants and animals; and conducting scientific experiments. Your ideas will guide our choices.

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