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2016 – 2017 Course Schedule

Tuesdays, WJHS, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Open to Grades 5, 6, 7,& 8

  • Bottle Rocket – Section I
  • Reach for the Stars

Wednesdays, WJHS, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Open to Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Hovercraft

Wednesdays, WJHS, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Open to Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

  • Crime Busters
  • Dynamic Planet
  • Optics
  • Disease Detectives

Thursdays, WJHS, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Open to Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

  • Wright Stuff

Thursdays, WJHS, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Open to Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

  • Bottle Rocket – Section II
  • Food Science
  • Meteorology
  • Microbe Mission
  • Towers

Fridays, HMS, 7:35 – 8:35 am, Open to Grades 5, 6

  • Ecology
  • Write It/Do It

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY– Encompasses the anatomy and physiology of selected body systems, including skeletal, muscular and integumentary systems.

BOTTLE ROCKETS – Students will work on designing rockets that will stay in the air for the longest amount of time.

CRIME BUSTERS – Students will identify the perpetrators of a crime or crimes by using paper chromatography and analysis of unknown solids, liquids, and plastics found at the scene of a crime.

DISEASE DETECTIVES – Focus on population growth in the study of disease, health and disability.

DYNAMIC PLANET Students will learn all about the large-scale processes affecting the structure of Earth’s crust (Tectonics).

ECOLOGY – Students will learn about the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surrounding.

FOOD SCIENCE – This class will teach the chemistry of certain foods.

HOVERCRAFT  – Students will construct a self-propelled air-levitated vehicle with up to two battery-powered motors that turn one propeller each to levitate and move the vehicle down a track. The kids will learn the classic mechanics of this type of vehicle.

METEOROLOGY – This class will cover a variety of processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, especially as it relates to forecasting the weather.

MICROBE MISSION – This class will learn all about a variety of microbes, the oldest form of life on earth. The students will learn the role they play in life…from diseases to fermentation to many other areas. 

OPTICS – This class will cover the behavior and properties of visible, ultraviolet and infrared light, including its interaction with matter and instruments that are used to detect it. The students will discover how mirrors can be used to direct a laser beam towards a target. 

REACH FOR THE STARS – Addresses the properties and evolution of stars especially star forming regions and supernova remnants and their observation with different portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

TOWERS – Students will design and build a Tower to achieve the highest structural efficiency.

WRIGHT STUFF – In this class students will design, construct and test free flight rubber-powered monoplanes to achieve maximum time aloft.

WRITE IT/DO IT – This is a fun and technical writing exercise where students write a description of a contraption and other students will attempt to recreate it using only the written description.