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2017 – 2018 Course Schedule

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

  • Dynamic Planet – taught by Albert Menard
  • Herpetology – taught by Kathryn Calkins

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

  • Towers – Section I – taught by Gloria Fountain

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

  • Anatomy & Physiology – taught by Eli Horowitz
  • Bottle Rockets – taught by James Lane
  • Potions & Poisons – taught by Alex Dubrovskyi
  • Thermodynamics – taught by Greg Mayer & Frank Gao

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

  • Roller Coaster – taught by Mark Angres

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

  • Battery Buggy – taught by Majid Naghshineh & Frank Wang
  • Disease Detectives – taught by Helen von den Steinen & Daisy Knezevich-Weiner
  • Mechanism of Disease – taught by Chris Oh
  • Towers – Section II – taught by Tony Asghari


ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY– Students will learn about the anatomy and physiology of selected body systems, including skeletal, muscular and integumentary systems. 

BATTERY BUGGY – Here’s an opportunity for students to construct a vehicle that uses electrical energy as its sole means of propulsion.

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

DISEASE DETECTIVES – Participants will use investigative skills in the scientific study of the spread of disease, injury, health and disability in populations with a focus on food-borne illness.

DYNAMIC PLANET Students will learn all about the large-scale processes affecting the structure of the Earth’s crust focusing on tectonics. 

HERPETOLOGY – This course allows students to learn about amphibians and reptiles. 

MECHANISM OF DISEASE – Students will put on a doctor’s hat and learn how diseases are diagnosed and treated. They will learn pathophysiology of common diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and learn to use tools that doctors use in hospitals. 

POTIONS & POISONS – Students will focus on the chemical properties and effects of specified toxic and therapeutic chemical substances, particularly household and environmental toxins or poisons. 

ROLLER COASTER – This class is an opportunity for students to design, build, and test a roller coaster track to guide a vehicle that uses gravitational potential energy as its sole means of propulsion. 

THERMODYNAMICS – In this class students learn about thermodynamic concepts to construct an insulated device designed to retain heat.

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