Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

STEM SCHOOL: BIOLOGY - MASTER (8 sessions)



Our program specifically designed for homeschooled students, ages 8-18, is offered in progressive, 8-week sessions in core topics such as biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, robotics, programming and more. Our curriculum is carefully designed to compliment state standards, but with our own, unique approach that emphasizes hands-on activities and "three dimensional" learning - giving students a more practical, relevant perspective of science. Our curriculum also covers all skill levels - so, with or without experience, students are sure to be challenged!

Date/Time

WED/FRI - 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Skill Level

Master

Ages
Grade Level

14-18
Gr 9-12

Session 1

WED: Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019 [10:00 - 11:30 AM]
FRI: Sep 13, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019 [10:00 - 11:30 AM]

 

 

Week 1:

Using a Compound Microscope.
Students learn organelles in a cell and how to use a compound microscope in order to explore cell structure. They are guided through the process of creating an investigative question and a hypothesis to guide their lab exploration.

Week 2:

Molecule Identification.
Students explore the structure and function of common organic molecules. Students will use chemical tests to learn to identify organic molecules in food samples. Students will also use models to create simple 3D representations of organic molecules

Week 3:

Diffusion across a Semi-permeable Membrane.
Students review the process of diffusion and explore the effect of molecule size on the molecule's ability to diffuse across a membrane.

Week 4:

Cell Differentiation Lab.
Students learn to distinguish between prokaryotic, eukaryotic plant, and eukaryotic animal cells.

Week 5:

Photosynthesis and Respiration.
Students will use Vernier gas sensors to test plants ability to convert stored energy in sugar via cellular respiration and release carbon dioxide. Students will test a plants ability to generate oxygen gas when exposed to a light source

Week 6:

Respiration of Sugars by Yeast.
Students determine whether yeast are capable of metabolizing a variety of sugars.

Week 7:

DNA Extraction.
Students observe and compare DNA by isolating and extracting it from various plant sources like broccoli and strawberries.

Week 8:

Building Proteins from RNA.
Students explore the molecular process of building proteins from the information carried by RNA

Session 2

WED: Nov 6, 2019 - Jan 15, 2020 [10:00 - 11:30 AM]
(No class on Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1)
FRI: Nov 8, 2019 - Jan 17, 2020 [10:00 - 11:30 AM]
(No class on Nov 29, Dec 27, Jan 3)

Session 3

WED: Jan 22, 2020 - Mar 11, 2020 [10:00 - 11:30 AM]
FRI: Jan 24, 2020 - Mar 13, 2020 [10:00 - 11:30 AM]

Session 4

WED: Mar 18, 2020 - May 20, 2020 [10:00 - 11:30 AM]
(No class on Apr 1, Apr 8)
FRI: Mar 20, 2020 - May 22, 2020 [10:00 - 11:30 AM]
(No class on Apr 3, Apr 10)

Missed the start date? Check the next schedule

Pick number of sessions

8 sessions
$279
You will save $81
7 sessions
$259
You will save $56
6 sessions
$239
You will save $31
1 session
$45

{{getPrice()}}

{{model.event.first_date}} - {{model.event.last_date}} {{model.event.sections.length}} Sessions {{model.event.sections[0].time}}
{{s.date}} {{s.time}}

Seats available {{model.remainingSeats()}}

{{errorMessage}}

{{waitlist_contact_errorMessage}}

Included Materials


{{c.items[0].title}}

{{c.errorMessage}}

This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.