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 June 21-July 30
 ESSENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS PRINCIPLES** Entering Grades 10-12 – This course will help students prepare for high school physics. The instructor will emphasize conceptual understanding in describing natural phenomena, while introducing the use of mathematical reasoning in the central concepts of physics. The class will cover basic mechanics, including the properties of matter, motion, forces and energy. Students will examine basic physical laws as they apply to everyday physical phenomena. Students will use verbal logic, critical thinking and some mathematics in this course.
Entering Grades 9-12 – This class will examine the
ways that astronomers apply tools and concepts from science, math and technology to investigate the universe. Students will measure the brightness, color, temperature, composition, size and distance of objects like stars, galaxies, planets, and moons. Students will make these measurements relying on real data from a variety of telescopes. They will use image processing software to display and explore real astronomical images in the same way that professional astronomers do, modeling the kinds of processes and discoveries that truly advance science. Students will use a remote telescope to capture changes in a star’s brightness and determine whether the star has an exoplanet orbiting it – and, if so, the planet’s size and distance from the parent star.
• Students should have taken a high school algebra class, and have some familiarity with geometric and trigonometric principles prior to enrolling in the course.
• Some activities for this astronomy class require the use of a printer and laptop or desktop computer with Windows version 8 or higher, or a modern MacOS.
Register at 408.864.8817 •
**Meets Next Generation Science Standards
SAT: MATHEMATICS [2 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES] Entering Grades 9-12 – This course will help students prepare for the math section of the SAT, including changes that have been made since the introduction
of Common Core State Standards. The instructor will address different types of math questions on the test, while also teaching general skills for success and focusing on each student’s broader purpose and goals. The class will also cover concepts that can be applied to other math classes and everyday life.
• Students must purchase the SAT Premium Study Guide with 7 Practice Tests (Barron’s Test Prep) Thirtieth edition, ISBN-10: 1438012225 or ISBN-13: 978-1438012223.

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