STEM 6/7 B
Why This Class
Your student has a natural fascination with the world, and you want to nurture their curiosity. This course is designed to level-up your student’s sense of wonder at the natural world by taking them on a guided journey through the fundamentals of earth science and physics.
Through projects, in-class experiments, and discussions, students explore the relationship between forces in our universe and the energy flow between living organisms and inanimate objects. Mentors help students trace the flow of energy from the Sun to Earth by investigating food chains, habitats, ecosystems, and biomes. Students also discover how electricity and magnetism work and how we utilize those forces.
By completing the projects in this course students become more intrigued than ever by the interconnectedness of life on Earth and the unseen forces surrounding us. These projects will motivate students to take responsibility as stewards of their planet.
What is angular momentum and how does it affect the world we live in?
How do we observe Newton’s Laws of Motion in our world today?
What unseen forces do we use in our daily lives?
How and why do ecosystems change?
This course requires a few supplies. Please see the book list in SIS for details.
Recommended Grade: 6th, 7th
Estimated Weekly Hours: 5
*Help from parents will be necessary to complete some projects. All classes include supplemental projects and optional readings.