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Science for Home Educators (Young Rutherfords Ltd)

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

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  • During this fun hands-on course students will make their own electricity project. Most materials are supplied, except for two AA batteries. The creation of this project will be explained through video conferences. Max of 10 students per class. This course is suitable for ages 9-12. Fee: $20 incl materials plus courier fee Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Thee 30-min video conference sessions
  • Wednesday 24 June 2020
    In this physics course students will learn about: * energy * energy transformations * energy efficiency * the law of conservation of energy. This course is suitable for ages 11-16. Fee: $30 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Online programme including two video conference sessions
  • Friday 26 June 2020
    This topical biology unit has a focus on the measles outbreak as well as Covid-19. It covers: * Pathogens: bacteria, viruses and fungi * Infectious diseases and how they spread * Our body's 1st, 2nd and 3rd line of defenses * Vaccinations and herd immunity * Skills: how to read line graphs and calculate percentage change Fee: $50 Suitable for mature students aged 12+ Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    online - runs during term 2
  • Friday 26 June 2020
    Uh Oh! Rocky has just found a mouldy sandwich at the bottom of his school-bag. It's green. It's smelly. And it looks like it's alive! It couldn't possibly be....could it? Join Rocky, Skye and their trusty companion Chameleon Kevin as they discover the good, the bad and the ugly side of microbes and the fascinating world of fungi! Will they make it out alive? Suitable for ages 8-12. Fee: $50 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    online - runs during term 2
  • Friday 26 June 2020
    Rocky, Skye and their pet Chameleon Kevin have found a U.F.O. under the bed – an Unidentified Filthy Object! Join them on their adventure as they try to solve the case of the mystery matter. A fun chemistry unit for primary school age. Suitable for ages 8-12. Fee: $50 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    online - runs during term 2
  • Friday 26 June 2020
    During this biology unit students will learn about: * Bio-accumulation * Symbiosis * Microbiomes Suitable for ages 13+ Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    online - runs during term 2
  • Friday 26 June 2020
    During this physics unit students will learn about: * Sound waves * Properties of light and colour * Reflection and refraction * Lenses Suitable for ages 14+ Fee: $50 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    online - runs during term 2
  • Friday 26 June 2020
    During this physics unit students will learn about heat and heat transfer through conduction, convection and radiation. Central theme is the creation of the perfect pizza 😀. Suitable for ages 12-15. Fee: $50 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    online - runs during term 2
  • Friday 26 June 2020
    During this science unit students will learn about: * Food chains and food webs * Ecosystems and relationships within them * Healthy ecosystems and human impacts Suitable for ages 11-15. Fee: $50 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    online - runs during term 2
  • Friday 3 July 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

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