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July 15-Aug. 2
GRADES 9-12
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
SCIENCE
ESSENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL
CHEMISTRY PRINCIPLES
Entering Grades 9-12 – This course is designed
to preview some of the main topics in high school chemistry. Students will learn about dimensional analysis, the periodic table, stoichiometry and gas laws. The class will investigate the structures and properties of matter, chemical reactions and the energy and forces that drive these interactions. Students will be expected to use algebra to explain these ideas. Students will
be challenged to solve problems and answer complex questions in pairs and group work. This is not a lab class, but students will complete activities and projects such as building their own periodic table and creating molecule models to promote understanding and retention.
ESSENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS PRINCIPLES Entering Grades 10-12 – This course will help students prepare for high school physics. The instructor will emphasize conceptual understanding in describing natural phenomena, while introducing the use of
mathematical reasoning in the central concepts of physics. The class will cover basic mechanics, including the properties of matter, motion, forces and energy. Students will examine basic physical laws as they apply to everyday physical phenomena. Students will use verbal logic, critical thinking and some mathematics in this course.
PLANETARIUM ASTRONOMY
Entering Grades 9-12 –This introductory astronomy course will introduce the physical principles, logic and development of stellar astronomy from ancient times to the present, with emphasis on recent developments. Students will examine the relationship of earth to its deep-space environment and contrast the sun with other types of stars. The class will also cover earth and sky relationships, explore the solar system and study theories of its origin as well as properties of other stars’ planetary systems. This course is held
in the De Anza College Planetarium, giving students access to state-of-the-art equipment and unique learning tools.
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