Introduction

This course is designed for students in grades 2-3 interested in learning general science topics at an accelerated pace. The 10-week long session will cover a 5-week unit about life science and a 5-week unit about robotics and visual programming. The topics for each lesson are approximately one to two grade levels ahead of the science taught in school. Classes are structured as a half an hour of lecture and one and a half hours of lab. The lab for each class always involves hands-on experimentation or building activities.

Lessons

Here is the class outline:

1. Welcome to Ardent Academy for Gifted Youth

2. Lesson 1: Microscopes

3. Lesson 2: DNA

4. Lesson 3: The Digestive System

5. Lesson 4: The Nervous System

6. Lesson 5: The Cardiovascular System

7. Lesson 6: Introduction to Visual Programming

8. Lesson 7: Forces and Speed

9. Lesson 8: Structures

10. Lesson 9: Final Project

11. Lesson 10: Final Project