Fun with Science: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics
Mentors: Kathy Bekker
Time: 1:00 to 2:55 (Winter Semester only)
Description: Physics and Chemistry are a great way to understand how and why things work in our world. In this class we will be learning about Physical Science through experiments, interspersed with discussion and journaling, in the form of a lab notebook. Although no homework will be expected; you might want to learn more about what we cover, show the experiments we do in class to your family and friends or add more data and hypotheses to your notebook. That is one of the joys of discovering and being a scientist.
We will be covering the properties and states of matter, atoms, compounds, Newton’s laws of Motion, work, friction, light, thermodynamics, energy, magnetism and work. All students will have the opportunity to do experiments and supplies to conduct experiments in class. The class will be based on Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics by Jeannie Fulbright. It is not necessary to buy the text, I just wanted to give the author credit. This class is appropriate for all ages with limited experience with physical science, no matter what level.
I love science! Years ago I worked for BYU and USU as a lab tech doing mainly genetics and microbiology. Chemistry and physical science are the basic foot stools of science! I’m excited to learn with you again in this class, because honestly, a couple decades have helped me forget some of the basics. But scientific principles will always come in handy, so please come willing to learn, willing to make mistakes, make observations, and apply scientific principles to figure things out!
Depth or Breadth? Breadth
Ages: 12 and up
Notes: All students will be divided into groups of 2 or 3 to work on any experiments we do. As with all chemistry and physics labs there will be chemicals, please be prepared to read and listen carefully and follow instructions for all experiments.