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INTRODUCTION TO HIGH SCHOOL
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS ★
Entering Grades 8 and 9 – This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of statistics and probability. Students will learn how to design studies that produce useful data, as well as how to analyze categorical data, how to display quantitative data with graphs and how to describe quantitative data with numbers. Students will study sampling and surveys as well as experiments and techniques for analyzing studies wisely. Students will learn how to calculate probabilities and how to interpret results in plain language.
TRIGONOMETRY FUNCTIONS
AND APPLICATIONS ★
Entering Grades 8 and 9 (Recommended prerequisites: Students should have completed Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2) – Students will learn to convert to radians, find arc and sector lengths, and study the six preliminary trigonometric functions. Students will use the terminal ray of an angle in standard position, graph the functions and use the unit circle. Students should bring a pencil, eraser, small ruler, graph paper and TI-84 (or equivalent) calculator daily.
SCIENCE
ASTRONOMY LAB
Entering Grades 6-8 – This hands-on class will focus on what astronomers know about the sun, moon, solar system, stars and galaxies, and the clever ways they glean this information from visible and invisible light. Students will study and build simple telescopes and spectroscopes, explore parallax and other techniques, learn to use a star chart and examine strange stars and planets circling other suns. Students also will create images of these objects by using a robotic telescope network. This course is offered in partnership with the De Anza College Planetarium.
★ Meets Common Core standards
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FUN WITH PHYSICS!
Entering Grades 6 and 7 – Physics examines the universe around us, including what we experience physically and how we can explain those experiences mathematically. This class is designed to help students better describe the physical world through key physics principles. Students will build projects and kits to take home for continued study. They will explore forces, energy and motion by building spectroscopes, solar cars and more, and by analyzing weather and atmospheric data while using simple, everyday materials.
PHYSICS LAB
Entering Grades 8 and 9 – Students will learn key physics principles by following kit assembly instructions to build their own projects, and by working in teams to modify projects and compete in design challenges. The class will explore the interaction of forces, motion and energy by building bridges, speakers, windmills and solar circuits using simple, everyday materials.
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June 17-July 12
GRADES 6-9
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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