This course combines chemistry, physics, nature, biology, and other disciplines to discover interesting scientific phenomena through the use of common everyday materials, guide students to build experimental scenarios, complete experimental operations, learn how to observe while exercising hands-on skills, understand how to write an experimental report, stimulate students’ interest in science, exercise independent thinking skills and observation skills, and lay the foundation for standardized scientific experiments from an early age.
“I grew up in Beijing, China. Graduated from the University of Washington in Physics. I had 4 years of experience doing research and worked at a Bio-Physics lab and an Atomic Physics lab. I also tutored college-level math and physics for 2 years. For the past 8 years, I have been spending time with my family and working with friends on ad hoc projects. Doing science experiments with my two kids and their friends inspired me to share my philosophy with more families. I believe science is not just formulas or difficult concepts, it should be integrated into our daily life. Children have a naturally curious mind and great observations. I enjoy being the bridge to connect their talents to science by using things we can see and feel in our daily life.”
|Grade||This course is appropriate for children ages 6 to 8.|
|Textbook / Material||NA|
Wednesday 4 to 5 p.m. 8 Sessions in July and August
|Class Topics|| Demo class:
What dissolves in water?
-Observation of what disappeared into the water
-using hot water do the same thing again. Does the temperature affect the result?
-to understand the principle of volcanic eruption
-to simulate the volcanic eruption by using chemical elements.
-Observation different material, shapes and weight affect the airflow.
-Attractive and repulsive forces between magnets.
-observation different shape magnets create different patterns.
-energy transfer from the rubber band to pom-pom
-observation the relationship between the distance you pull the rubber band and how far the pom-pom goes. And why?
-understand the structure of a thermometer
– how the water molecules move at different temperature
-little engineer mind creativity: understand, design, and build a structure
-build a circuits
-how the real batteries works
-understand how sound travels
-Real-life: how instruments work