STEAM

Game Changers

By admin / November 9, 2018
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How can you harness the power of play? The experience of playing games is universal across ages, spaces, and time. Games can consist of complicated pieces, books, and tables or could be as simple as using your own hands to do the playing. The advancement of technology has allowed video games to come into play…

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Rocket Science Poster

Rocket Science

By admin / October 30, 2018
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Throughout history, humans have been experimenting with pushing our own boundaries. Although the discovery of explosive propulsion gave us a physical boost, the momentum for exploring new frontiers was already in full effect. Over the next term, you will explore the history of rocketry and propulsion, build mathematical models to demonstrate the behavior of bodies…

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Maker Space

Rapid Prototyping

By admin / December 7, 2017
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In this STEAM elective course, you will learn about and participate in the 21st Century human maker experience. You will look at technology being used today to create products quickly and efficiently, as well as the math and science concepts that allow these machines to work. You will apply these ideas in different scenarios, both low…

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Radio-rithmetic

By admin / December 20, 2016
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Music surrounds you, is a part of you, and can be found all over the world in every culture. But what exactly makes music so powerful? Radio-rithmetic dives into this subjective realm, using math and science to enlighten you as you investigate two main aspects of music: rhythm and pitch. Rhythm is when you hear…

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Unit I. Behind

By admin / February 22, 2015

Why are Scale, Proportion, and Modeling essential for the creation of a theatrical production? The purpose of Unit 1, BEHIND Stage, is to explore the measurements, proportions, and models which serve as the foundation for every piece, part, and person in the production. Unit sub-questions: I: How is space optimized to create a theatrical experience…

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Unit I. In/Out

By admin / February 22, 2015
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Where do we fit in? In this unit, you will investigate what/who is included and excluded from a population. In the Internal Investigation, you will study both Mathematical and Scientific systems of classification, learning what criteria are used to tell two beings apart and conversely, how to group them. Then, in the External Investigation, you…

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Scoring with the Major Leagues: An integrated, project-based high school class

Scoring with the Major Leagues

By admin / November 29, 2014
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The purpose of Scoring With the Major Leagues is to discover the heart & soul of a game, to identify the teamwork and rivalries that drive the pursuit of greatness, and the rare & blessed process of becoming a dynasty. Scoring with the Major Leagues uses popular games such as basketball, baseball, football and soccer…

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Water, A Project-based High School Course

Water

By admin / November 29, 2014
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Are you thirsty? Are you clean? Have you nourished your plants today? In this course, you will explore the resource that’s essential for all life: water. In this course, you will interact with numbers in a new way with the introduction of logarithms, applications of scientific notation, and exploration of measuring systems used throughout the…

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Fuel: An integrated, project-based high school class

Fuel

By admin / November 29, 2014
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How does energy fuel society? To pursue this question, you will use Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics to learn how our society uses fuel, and to predict the future of energy. Looking at both renewable and nonrenewable resources, you will learn about the pros and cons of societies based on different energy sources, and explore possibilities…

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Food: An integrated, project-based high school class

Food

By admin / November 29, 2014
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In the Food course, you will be guided through three different parts of the food cycle as access points to different sciences: Ecology, Chemistry and Genetics. Through hands-on experiences in planning a garden, cooking a meal, and engaging in the debate on Genetically-Modified Organisms, you will explore the current joys and challenges of feeding our…

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Population: An integrated, project-based high school class

Population

By admin / November 29, 2014
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What underlies the diversity of life, where our ancestors come from and how we became the human beings we are now? How can we quantify and measure change? With the tools of logic, statistics, and exponential growth, you will study diverse populations and represent them as a unit. Throughout this course, you will discover how…

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Disease: An integrated, project-based high school class

Disease

By admin / November 29, 2014
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How have diseases changed your view of life and death? In this course, you will explore diseases of the body, mind and society. Through the study of anatomy, neuroscience and epidemiology, you will learn how our bodies react to trauma and outside influence. Among several math concepts, you will explore a critically important number, R-naught,…

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Cure: An integrated, project-based high school class

Cure

By admin / November 29, 2014
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How do you heal? In the Cure course, you will study revolutions in the history of Western medicine through three units of study: emergency, treatment, and prevention. While each unit focuses on an advancement in Western medicine, the External Investigations provide opportunities to explore case studies of people who have been cured through a variety…

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Design & Engineering: An integrated, project-based high school class

Design and Engineering

By admin / November 29, 2014
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Solving everyday problems in innovative ways is a fundamental part of life—but what makes good design, and what are the required steps before building can even begin? Design and Engineering is a STEAM course that focuses on building things well; i.e. structurally sound, efficient, user-friendly and sustainable. You will study designs from history that changed…

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Light and Sound: An integrated, project-based high school class

Light, Sound, and Time

By admin / November 29, 2014
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How do you sense the world? In Light, Sound, & Time, you will dive deep into your surroundings and how you perceive the world. You will focus on how humans experience light, sound and time. Then, you consider the bigger picture: how do these concepts function regardless of human interaction? You will build a camera,…

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Urban Planning: An integrated, project-based high school class

Urban Planning

By admin / November 29, 2014
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How do you design a shared space to minimize the use of resources and maximize the quality of life? In Urban Planning, you will explore 3 systems that intertwine to create the ecosystem of a city: load, power and flow. These topics will allow you to investigate any city’s major structures; how the city is…

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Economics: An integrated, project-based high school class

Econ: Risking Value

By admin / November 29, 2014
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We live in a world of limited resources, but our wants and needs are unlimited. Amid scarcity, choices are made. In this course, you will explore the value of a college education and plan your financial future using principles of economics and personal finance, statistics, and probability. You will read case studies and visit financial…

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Systems & Models: An integrated, project-based high school class

Systems & Models

By admin / November 29, 2014
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To what extent are you unique as an individual, and how do you function within the larger framework of an organization such as your school, place of worship, or job? In Systems and Models, you will explore breakthroughs in psychology; you will use the scientific method to design and carry out your own experiment; and…

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Entrepreneurship: An integrated, project-based high school class

Social Entrepreneurship

By admin / November 29, 2014
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Prerequisite understanding of economics and systems thinking serves as the foundation to envision and plan a business venture which you may passionately and realistically pursue. Fueling your inspiration are weekly workshops with successful entrepreneurs. The course guides you through core concepts of entrepreneurship, and then demands that you write and pitch your own business plan.

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