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Science & Lab Classes

Please Note: Class and Supply Fees listed cover the full year. All classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays for 63 class days. Please see our dates & schedules.

Secure Forum: All MHS classes have a secure interactive forum to communicate with tutors, parents and classmates. Tutors will use this platform to communicate about classwork and assignments.

Parents and students access the forum by signing into the website using the username(s) & password(s) created on the membership form and clicking on "forum".

Assignments: Homework/extension work/project homework assigned on our interactive course forums.

Science: 1st - 4th & 5th - 8th

This year we will be primarily focused on physical science through Great Science Adventures. In Discovering Atoms, Molecules, and Matter students will learn about the physical properties of matter, the periodic table, elements, how molecules bond and chemical reactions. The World of Light and Sound introduces students to how light reflects, refracts, and travels as well as how sound travels and is measured. With the remaining classes we will focus on The World of Tools and Technology. In this unit students learn about work, friction, planes, pulleys, levers and gears.

**Students will be provided with a science binder for the year to organize their classwork and homework.**

High School Physics: 8th - 12th

This class will be using Prentice Hall Conceptual Physics student text book authored by Paul Hewitt, the pioneer of the enormously successful "concepts before computation" approach. Conceptual Physics boosts student success by first building a solid conceptual understanding of physics. The Three Step Learning Approach makes physics accessible to today's students. Exploration - Ignite interest with meaningful examples and hands-on activities. Concept Development - Expand understanding with engaging narrative and visuals, multimedia presentations, and a wide range of concept-development questions and exercises. Application - Reinforce and apply key concepts with hands-on laboratory work, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Text Book Required: Please purchase Conceptual Physics: The High School Physics program Student Edition by: Paul Hewitt ISBN-13: 978-0133647495 ISBN-10: 0133647498

**Students will be provided with a science binder for the year to organize their classwork and homework.**