Pre-Algebra + Advanced Hands-on Biology

As the school system has come to focus more and more on algebra and advanced math, pre-algebra has tended to get less attention.  And yet, it's pre-algebra, with its percents, rates, ratios, probability, and proportions that we are most likely to use in a real life!  Who has not had a compare interest rates, calculate a sale price, figure out the time it will take to complete a task, or adjust a recipe to accomodate more or fewer servings?  This camp focuses on the pre-algebra skills that many of us use daily - and that still appear on the SAT and ACT.  We will spend our mornings working through pre-algebra probems, learning techniques and strategies for a tackling a wide range of real-life problems. 

In the afternoons, we will focus on biology.  Last year we worked with planeria and dissected frogs.  This year, we're stepping up our life science studies. Among other experiements and observations, we'll delve into cellular reproduction, including both mitosis and meiosis, studying Zebra fish eggs from fertilization through cell division. We will also do comparative anatomy, studying, dissecting, and comparing a variety of animals to learn how form affects function and vice versa. Students will do some book studying to learn how bodies work, hone their dissection skills, record their results in lab notebooks and fully connect book-learning to hands-on (or gloves-on!) learning.

 

Sign up using the links below.  You can also sign up for aftercare (3pm-6pm). You can sign up for the week ($100) or for a few days (you can let us know which days on your form, or closer to the date of the camp).

Grades: 
5th
6th
7th
8th
Prerequisites: 
Students should have learned computation with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
Cost: 
$350 (Scholarships available)
Time: 
9 am - 3 pm (Monday - Friday)
Sessions: 
Monday, July 6, 2020 to Friday, July 10, 2020