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 Tuesday starting in October. A certificate will be provided at the end of the program for all students who have a perfect attendance.

**Recommended supplies:**

- Laptop with spreadsheet
- Calculator

**Requirements: **

- Interest in STEM
- Strong motivation

**Cost**:

- This course is funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation so there is
**no cost** for students to participate.