Teacher: Debbie Walker with Quest In Science
Class Cost: $265 or $250 if taking 2 or more classes per child. Can be split into 3 equal payments.
Mat Fees: $35
This spring quarter, our student scientists will study the animal kingdom in the Quest in Science course, Animal Habitats and Classification! They will investigate the many types of animal habitats on Earth. Students will design a passport that they will use to “travel” to each habitat we explore and earn stamps after completing each investigation. The students will also learn how scientists classify animals into mammal, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and spiders. Some activities will include making models of the rainforest, comparing and contrasting leaves from the forest region, and studying the body parts of birds to understand how they can fly. Throughout the quarter, students work together in small lab groups to perform hands-on experiments, test hypotheses, and gather and record data. They will keep a science folder for all their work related to our science studies that will go home with them each week and can be used for their evidence of science for your records!
This winter quarter, our student scientists will study the world’s weather in the Quest in Science course, Weather Watch!
They will investigate winds, the four seasons, the water cycle, clouds, air pressure, greenhouse effects, and all the wild weather we experience around the world. Students will keep their own weather calendar. Our student scientists will learn about various weather situations with hands-on lessons including tornado tubes, season wheels, hydration evaporation plates, and many more. Throughout the quarter, students work together in small lab groups to perform experiments, test hypotheses, and gather and record data. They will keep a science folder for all their work related to our science studies that will go home with them each week and can be used for their evidence of science for your records!
Light and Energy
In our class, Light and Energy, students will become energy experts by understanding that energy is responsible for all movement and change in our world. We will explore the many forms of energy: heat, mechanical, electrical, chemical, sound, solar, and light. We will concentrate the second half of the quarter on Light energy. We will study how it travels, reflects, and bends. Also, students will learn how the eye sees light by learning the various parts of the eye and their purpose. Some of the many projects the class will include are: creating roller coaster tracts to show change in potential and kinetic energy, racing solar cars to convert sun’s energy to mechanical energy, making pinhole cameras to demonstrate how light travels, building kaleidoscopes to show how light reflects and many more fun scientific experiments.
Animal Habitat and Classification