We offer several science programs for local high school students to introduce them to various scientific disciplines.
Courses run at different times throughout the year and cover topics such as chemistry, physics, biology and electronics. Participating in these courses can help boost your college application and give you and introduction to careers in science and engineering.
The following upcoming courses are now accepting applications. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. To apply for the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class offers an exciting hands-on introduction to the fascinating world of physics. Each session begins with a short lecture that introduces the mathematical tools and physics concepts that are relevant to the lab.
The 10-week curriculum is as follows:
Uniform motion with a toy car – Best fit line
Uniformly accelerated motion - Kinematics
Acceleration due to gravity – The pendulum
Simple Harmonic Motion – Sine function – wolfram alpha
Conservation of energy – Kinetic energy vs potential energy
Buoyancy lab – Archimedes principle
Inverse square law of light
Introduction to optics – lenses and mirrors
Lemon battery – measuring voltage and current
Radioactive decay – exponential decay
Each class is two hours, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m every week for 10 weeks in the fall. A certificate will be provided at the end of the program for all students who have a perfect attendance.
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This course is funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation so there is no cost for students to participate.