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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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    Complete two science themed escape room challenges. Topics are: * Food and biotechnology * Deep inside our oceans Learn science in a fun and engaging way! The online platform is available 24/7. Suitable for ages 10-13. Fee: $20
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    Complete 10 science investigations at home out of 15 provided activities. Uses everyday equipment to make science come alive! On completion the student gets a certificate mailed out to them. Choose from Chemistry - Biology - Physics - Earth Sciences Suitable for ages 9-12. Fee: $8
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    Complete 10 science investigations at home out of 15 provided activities in each science area. Uses everyday equipment to make science come alive! On completion the student gets a certificate mailed out to them. Includes: Chemistry - Biology - Physics - Earth Sciences Suitable for ages 9-12. Fee: $30
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  • Runs during term 2, 2022
    Students will learn what current, voltage and resistance are, followed by Ohm's law. It is at year 11 physics level. An on-loan equipment pack will be sent out for the practical component. It is most suitable for students aged 13+ who have already learnt about basic electricity concepts. Fee: $40 plus courier fee for equipment loan Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Runs during term 2 - fully online
  • Runs during term 2, 2022
    This biology unit does not require any prior knowledge and covers: * The digestive system * The respiratory system * The circulatory system * Systems in other species Suitable for ages 11+. Fee: $55 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Runs during term 2
  • Runs during term 2, 2022
    In this unit, students will explore the periodic table and learn about elements and compounds. Suitable for ages 11+. Fee: $55 (+$3 material fee) Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Runs during term 2, fully online
  • Runs during term 2, 2022
    In this unit, students will embark on a virtual excursion of the world’s biomes to discover the amazing adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in these different environments. Students will explore human impact on the world’s biomes through deforestation, invasive species and climate change and be empowered to take action to minimise the effects of these. Suitable for ages 8-12. Fee: $55 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Runs during term 2, fully online
  • Runs during term 2, 2022
    Students will investigate the following: What is the difference between a chemical reaction and a physical change? How do we represent chemical reactions? Why do chemical equations need to be balanced? How can we classify chemical reactions? How can we influence the rate of a chemical reaction? Suitable for ages 14+. Fee: $55 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Runs during term 2, fully online
  • Runs during term 2, 2022
    A high interest topic covering: * what radiation is - effects on human body * radioactivity * radio isotopes * alpha, beta and gamma radiaton * half-life Suitable for ages 14+. Fee: $55 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Runs during term 2, fully online
  • Runs during term 2, 2022
    Students will be sent an equipment pack on loan to carry out experiments using a wind turbine. They will investigate three different variables with regards to the turbine blades. This is a great unit to prepare for year 11/12 scientific investigation assessments (NCEA/Cambridge). Suitable for age 13+ Fee: $50 plus shipping fee for equipment loan Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Runs during term 2 - fully online
  • Runs during term 2, 2022
    3, 2, 1... blast off! Rocky, Skye and their pet, Chameleon Kevin are heading off on a journey into outer space! Prepare yourself for an 'out of this world' adventure as you help them navigate their way through the Solar System. Suitable for ages 8-12. Fee: $55 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    Runs during term 2
  • This 5-hour lab course covers a large part of the chemistry practical skills from years 9/10. No prior skills or knowledge required. Content: safety in the lab, using a Bunsen burner, separation techniques, chemical reactions, making and testing 3 common gases. For ages 12-17. Students will work in pairs. Important note: students under age 14 need to be accompanied by an adult in the lab. Fee: $105 Tutor: Nathalie Thomas, MSc, dipT
    University of Auckland - Epsom Campus