This course dives deeply into Algebra to explore polynomials, a wider variety of functions like exponential and logarithmic functions, basics of trigonometry, statistics and probability and much more to prepare students for the challenges of Calculus.
Introduction to Biology
Section 1: Grades 5-8, Sat: 10AM-10:45AM EST
This course explores the basic unit of life all living things are made of: cells. We will explore the parts of a cell and their functions, how cells get energy for our bodies, and how they accumulate to create the complex system of the human body. In addition, we will be looking at different kinds of cells in different organisms and identifying their similarities and differences.
Section 1: Grades 6-8, Thurs: 5PM-545PM EST, Sun: 11AM-11:45AM EST (FULL)
This course will teach essential areas of competitive mathematics: algebra, geometry, number theory, and probability. The curriculum will center AMC 8 and MATHCOUNTS content. With the knowledge and problem-solving skills students gain from this course, they will be successful in math competitions and have a better understanding of various math concepts.
Earth Science & Sustainability
Section 1: Grades 4-8, Sun: 5PM-5:45PM EST (FULL)
Earth Science and Sustainability covers multiple units from minerals, rocks, and plate tectonics to global warming, its causes and how we can prevent it. Students will watch interactive videos, engage in hands on learning using gizmo, as well as complete a fun mini project! This course offers students a better understanding of the planet from inside-out, and makes them more aware of the planet they are living in.
Section 1: Grades 6-8, Thurs: 6PM-6:45PM EST
Section 2: Grades 3-5, Tues: 5PM-5:45PM EST
This course is designed to ignite interest in the biological field for students and will teach the students the basics of human anatomy for organs such as the heart, brain, skin, and many more interesting and important organs. With the knowledge that the students will gain from this course, they learn to see how the organs of the human body intricately work together to form a functioning human being.
Introduction to Human Body Systems
Section 1: Grades 2-4, Wed, Fri: 6PM-6:45PM EST
Introduction to Human Body Systems is designed for students to understand the basics of the body systems. In the course students will engage in various online activities such as games and demonstrations to have a fun learning experience while building understanding. We will start off with the basics in which students learn about how different parts of the body work together for a human to function and then go into each body system. By the end of this course students will be able to name at least 6 body systems, identify the parts of each system, and explain at least 2 functions of each.
This course is an introduction to logic and logical thinking, covering both informal and formal patterns of reasoning. This course will cover the basics of logical thinking, general critical thinking, and informal fallacies. Students can expect to solve riddles, analyze arguments, and engage in class discussion. By the end of the course students will gain an understanding of logic and explore its applications– in math, science, business, law, etc.
Medical Research: Pathogens
Section 1: Grades 5-8, Tues: 7PM-7:45PM EST
Prerequisites: Basic biology knowledge is recommended
Have you ever been prescribed a course of antibiotics by your doctor to treat a bacterial infection? Did you wonder how they worked? Why do antibiotics not work on COVID-19? The main focus of the course will be for students to learn about bacteria, viruses and antibiotics. Students will be exposed to information from what a virus even is to how antibiotics work and will present a 5-8 minute presentation at the end of the course on research they did by themselves on a specific pathogen.
Introduction to Sports Analytics
Section 1: Grades 5-8, Mon: 5PM-5:45PM EST
If you are passionate about sports and interested in the numerical studies conducted to analyze sports, this course is a perfect way to build a foundation in sports analytics. This course will provide insight into how teams prepare for games and how teams and analysts evaluate players, coaches, and many other people in the sports world, allowing students ultimately to view sports through an analytical lens. We will study sports analytics through two broad themes: theoretical analysis and statistical analysis. Our theoretical studies will focus on the importance of context, the proper mindset of a sports analyst, and the eye test, among other ideas. Once we finish a comprehensive introduction to general theoretical ideas, we will move on to more specific statistical concepts, each of which will be taught through the lens of sports. Using historic sports data, we will study statistical concepts ranging from the importance of sample size to the applications of regression. Altogether, this class will combine the students' passion for sports with their passion for statistics, prompting students to work with each other to create a foundation in sports analytics upon which they will build using the theoretical and statistical concepts that they learned in this course.