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:**

- Arduino 101 – Photoresistor and the inverse square law of light
- Acceleration due to gravity – photogate with a laser and a phototransistor
- Newton's law of cooling – the temperature probe
- Calories content of a marshmallow – specific heat of water
- Thermal energy in a resistor - equivalence calories/joules
- Acceleration on an inclined plan – ultrasonic sensor
- Simple harmonic motion – ultrasonic sensor
- Magnetic field inside a coil and Faradya's law of induction – Hall effect sensor
- Charge and discharge of capacitor (using analog read)
- Introduction to R – Processing data from the LHC

Each class is two hours, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m every week for ten weeks in the spring. 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.