This course will be modeled after Biology by Prentice Hall and will be an introductory course for biology. We will start with the basics from cell structure all the way to basic ecology. This is perfect for someone with no prior experience in biology and someone who is interested in exploring the field for the first time. This course will be focused on emphasis of basic concepts and complete comprehension.
This course will follow Campbell Biology 9th edition by Campbell and Reece , and will be a condensed version of the subject material taught in AP Biology as well as the basic high school honors track. This is perfect for students trying to get a head start on high school sciences as well as those just passionate about biology! Topics covered include biochemistry, cells and processes, evolution, microbiology, botany, zoology, and ecology. We will emphasize an interdisciplinary introduction to biology so students are able to connect biology with all the other fields.
This course will be based upon a basic book like Chemistry: 10th Edition, by Zumdahl and Zumdahl and will start completely from the basics. This starts with basic atomic structure like protons, neutrons, and electrons all the way to introductions to harder concepts like equilibrium. This is just the perfect course for students who are interested in chemistry and are still trying to learn the basics.
This class's curriculum is based on the book, the Central Science by Brown and Lemay is also used throughout this course. Basic chemistry will be introduced such as basic atomic stucture to introductory students while there are more advanced topics for other students. There will be an emphasis on experiments as real life experimentation forms the basis of all the science we learn! Topics covered include Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Nuclear Chemistry, Equilibrium Chemistry, Acids and Buffers, Thermochemistry, the Periodic Table, Bond types, Gas Laws, and Organic Chemistry.
This course will be modeled after Conceptual Physics by Hewitt and it is encouraged for students to follow this book as they proceed through the class. This is a great introductory physics course for younger students who have no prior experience at all. This is a great course for students who are looking to get a beginner's eye into physics.
This class will be a condensed version of the AP Physics 2 syllabus. There will be a basic introductory high school physics course for those students who are looking to learn Physics which won't have any emphasis on Calculus, as many of our students haven't been introduced to Calculus yet. This is a great course for those preparing for the USAPHO and those just passionate about physics. Topics covered include a brief review of Physics 1 topics, rotational motion, electrostatics, electric circuits, electricity and magnetism, optics, fluids, and thermodynamics.
This course will be based upon Earth Science 14th Edition by Edward Tarbuck. We will cover the basics of an up and coming field that is very important concerning the future of the Earth. We will begin with simple topics like the layers of the Earth and rock identification and move onto more challenging ones. This is perfect for a student who is looking to understand the fundamentals of Earth Science to take our advanced course.
This class will cover key processes and fundamentals of Earth Science. This course has been taught by previous Earth Science campers and is the perfect course for preparation for USESO. This is a great course for all students and will become hugely important field in the coming years. Topics covered include Geology, Oceanology, Meterology, and Astronomy