Edith's Science Classes!


"Everything you don't know is something you can learn!" Unknown


"We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them" Jean Jacques



2019-2020 Classes


First Semester: September 4 - December 18 (No Class: Nov 27, Dec 25, and Jan 1)
Second Semester: January 8 - May 20 (No Class: Feb 19, March 18, and Apr 8)

Location for all classes: Martinez CA 94553 (on Center Avenue near Morello Avenue)


Elementary Chemistry
--FULL--

Time: Wednesday 9:15 - 10:30am
Course description: This course will be held for 1 hour 15 minutes per week for 32 total sessions. In this course, we will focus on atoms, molecules, the periodic table, states of matter, acids and bases, and chemical reactions. Through experiments students will be able to explore the topics first hand.

Curriculum: Chemistry Level One, REAL Science Odyssey



Middle School Physical Science
--FULL--

Time: Wednesday 10:45 - 12:15pm
Course description: This course will be held for 1.5 hours per week for 32 weeks. This course introduces the general principles of physics and chemistry. Topics include measurement, motion, Newton's laws of motion, momentum, energy, work, power, heat, thermodynamics, waves, sound light, electricity, magnetism, and chemical principles.

Curriculum: California Physical Science, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007 edition


Middle School Earth Science
--FULL--

Time: Wednesday 12:45 - 2:15pm
Course description: This course will be held for 1.5 hours per week for 32 total sessions. In this course, we will focus on maps, minerals, rocks, soil, erosion, volcanoes, plate tectonics, the atmosphere, energy resources, the earth-moon system and much more. We will use a mixture of cooperative learning, hands on activities, thinking maps, lectures, notebooks, and lab experiments to assist with understanding the topics.

Curriculum: Earth and Space Science, Glencoe Science, 2011 edition.



High School Biology
--FULL--

Time: Wednesday 2:30 - 4:30pm
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or may be taken concurrently
Course description: This course will be held for 2 hours per week for 32 weeks. This course will emphasize the development of student's scientific process skills, laboratory techniques and an understanding of the fundamental principles of living organisms. Topics include cell structure and function, genetics and heredity, diversity of living organisms and their ecological roles, and an introduction to animal structure and function. As scientific learners, students will collect and analyze data, interpret results, draw conclusions and communicate their findings. Dissections will be part of some of our labs.

Curriculum: Glencoe Science Book: "The Dynamics of Life" California Edition 2005. Biology for NGSS student workbook - Tracey Greenwood, Lissa Bainbridge-Smith, Kent Pryor, Richard Allan (2nd edition).



Orientation for all classes

Orientation for new Middle or High School students: Wednesday, August 28 from 12-1pm. Purpose of orientation: Review and learn our science scheduling, ThinkWave login, assignments and grading.


Tutoring

I do one to one tutoring in Science (High School Biology, Chemistry or Physics), Math (Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus).



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