Introduction

This course is designed for students in grades 4-5 interested in learning about experimental biology and chemistry at an accelerated pace. This 10-week long features a 5-week unit on biology and a 5-week unit on chemistry. This class introduces some of the major science topics taught in middle school, which is approximately one to two grade levels ahead of school classes. Classes are structured as one hour of quiz/lecture and one hour of lab. The lab always involves hands-on experimentation or building activities.

Lessons

Here is the class outline:

1. Welcome to Ardent Academy for Gifted Youth

2. Atoms, Elements, and Compounds

3. Solids, Liquids, and Gases

4. Chemical Reactions

5. Cell Biology

6. Osmosis and Diffusion

7. Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

8. Deoxyribonucleic Acid

9. Anatomy and Physiology 1

10. Final Presentations

11. Mixtures and Solutions