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Science for Home Educators

High interest and hands-on science courses. See below for the courses on offer both online and face-to-face.

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  • Tues 11 Feb 2020, 10am-12:30pm
    Students will learn about the chemistry of acids and bases. After the theory classroom session they will finish off the topic at home through an online platform (extra 4-6 hours). Central theme is "ocean acidification". Students will need to bring their own laptop or tablet. Suitable for ages 11+. Fee: $35 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Arataki Community Centre - Sandpiper room
  • Wed 7-8pm: 12, 19 Feb, 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar
    Putting the 'E' in STEM, this series of 6 lessons engages students in developing solutions to real-world problems using the engineering process. This course is aimed at gifted kids with a strong interest in science. Small group (max 10) - students need their own laptop/tablet. Fee: $90 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Arataki Community Centre - Sandpiper room
  • Mon 24 Feb & Thu 27 Feb 20, 10am-12:30pm
    This physics course covers forces, gravity and related concepts. There is no prerequisite knowledge required. It consists of: * two theory classroom sessions * 6-10 hrs at home (incl experiments and a final test) Students need to bring their own tablet or laptop as the course material is online and facilitated by the tutor. Year 9/10 level, suitable for ages 11+ Fee: $75 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    University of Auckland - Epsom campus: room A322
  • Mon 24 Feb & Thu 27 Feb 2020, 1pm-3:30pm
    This course consists of: * two theory classroom sessions * 6-10 hrs at home (incl experiments and a final test) The level is year 11/12 physics. Suitable for students with an interest in science or engineering, aged 14+. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of forces and kinematics. Students need to bring their own tablet or laptop as the course material is online and facilitated by the tutor. Fee: $75 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    University of Auckland - Epsom campus: room A322
  • Monday 24 Feb from 4pm-5pm
    Putting the 'E' in STEM, this series of 4 engineering challenges engages students in developing solutions to real-world problems using the engineering process. This course is aimed at creative and inquisitive kids with a strong interest in science. Course layout: * one hour classroom session * students build and test designs at home and share them online Fee: $60 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    University of Auckland - Epsom campus: room A322
  • Tue 25 Feb 10am-12:30pm (practical part)
    This course is all about the different types of plastics, their properties and chemical composition. It has a strong focus on the environmental impacts and how to reduce these. It consists of: * 2-3 hrs online pre-study at home * one practical classroom session * 4-6 hrs afterwards at home Suitable for ages 11+. Fee: $40 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    University of Auckland - Epsom campus: room A324
  • Fri 28 Feb 10:15am-12:45pm (practical)
    This course is all about the different types of plastics, their properties and chemical composition. It has a strong focus on the environmental impacts and how to reduce these. It consists of: * 2-3 hrs online pre-study at home * one practical classroom session * 4-6 hrs afterwards at home Suitable for ages 11+. Fee: $40 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    YMCA North Shore Recreation Centre - Roberts room (upstairs)
  • Mondays 16 & 23 Mar 2020, 9:45am-12:15pm
    This physics course covers forces, gravity and related concepts. There is no prerequisite knowledge required. It consists of: * two theory classroom sessions * 6-10 hrs at home (incl experiments and a final test) Students need to bring their own tablet or laptop as the course material is online and facilitated by the tutor. Year 9/10 level, suitable for ages 11+ Fee: $75 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Hamilton Central Library - Kathleen Glenn room
  • Mon 16 & 23 Mar 2020 from 1-3:45pm
    This course consists of: * two theory classroom sessions * 6-10 hrs at home (incl experiments and a final test) The level is year 11/12 physics. Suitable for students with an interest in science or engineering, aged 13+. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of forces and kinematics. Students need to bring their own tablet or laptop as the course material is online and facilitated by the tutor. Fee: $75 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Hamilton Central Library - Kathleen Glenn room
  • Monday 16 March from 4pm-5pm
    Putting the 'E' in STEM, this series of 4 engineering challenges engages students in developing solutions to real-world problems using the engineering process. This course is aimed at creative and inquisitive kids with a strong interest in science. Course layout: * one hour classroom session * students build and test designs at home and share them online Fee: $60 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Hamilton Central Library - Kathleen Glenn room
  • Tue 17 March 2020 9:45am to 12:15pm
    Students will learn about the chemistry of acids and bases. After the theory classroom session they will finish off the topic at home through an online platform (an extra 4-6 hours). Central theme is "ocean acidification". Students will need to bring their own laptop or tablet. Suitable for ages 11+. Fee: $40 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Hamilton Central Library - Auaha Events Space
  • Online - runs during term 1
    Putting the 'E' in STEM, this series of 4 engineering challenges engages students in developing solutions to real-world problems using the engineering process. This course is aimed at creative and inquisitive kids with a strong interest in science. Fee: $50 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Online programme
  • Runs during term 1, 2020
    High-interest, interactive and hands-on online science units. For more information and to see a list of this term's units see www.youngrutherfords.com Marked by a real person, not a computer. Online learning platform is accessible 24/7 Offered at three different levels covering years 6 to 11. Try an introduction to science unit for free! Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    online
  • Runs during term 1, 2020
    High-interest, interactive and hands-on online science units. For more information and to see a list of this term's units see www.youngrutherfords.com Marked by a real person, not a computer. Online learning platform is accessible 24/7 Offered at three different levels covering years 6 to 11. Cost: $50 per student. Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    online
  • Runs during term 1, 2020
    High-interest, interactive and hands-on online science units. For more information and to see a list of this term's units see www.youngrutherfords.com Marked by a real person, not a computer. Online learning platform is accessible 24/7 Offered at three different levels covering years 6 to 11. Cost for two units: $90 per student. Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    online

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