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Biology and Chemistry 2 Skills

Biology and Chemistry 2 Skills


Biology and Chemistry 2 Skills

August 19-23, 2019, 1 pm - 4 pm (lunch 12:30 – 1:00)
Open to students who will be taking Biology & Chemistry II in the fall

Are you nervous about going into Biology and Chemistry 2 in the fall?  Perhaps you would benefit from a review of some scientific basics and chemistry skills to set yourself up for success. This one-week preparatory session is specifically designed to help students in this position. This class will first cover the topics from Biology and Chemistry 1 that carry over into the second year of the course. Some of these include: How to think like a scientist, atomic structure, periodic table organization and trends, functioning of chemical bonds, and chemical naming.  We will then move on to practicing and previewing topics and skills that will be invaluable throughout the upcoming year of science including units, organization for problem solving, chemical reactions, and ratios. The small class size along with a non-pressurized setting will allow students to take risks, get direct one-on-one support, and fill in any understanding gaps. Classes consist of presentations by the teacher followed by problem-solving activities, individually and as a group.

Tuition:  $480.00

All materials and lunch will be provided.


NICK JORDAN, instructor

Nick Jordan has taught Biology and Chemistry II at Rivers for the last three years.  He joined our science department in 2016 after three years of teaching biology and chemistry at Loomis Chaffee School in CT. Prior to that, he taught at his alma mater, Eton College, in Windsor, England. Nick served as head coach for the rowing team at Loomis and the assistant coach for girls JV basketball. Nick earned a BA in organismic and evolutionary biology from Harvard University and a MS in biomedical sciences at Tufts University. He teaches science in the Upper School, advises, and coaches.

Enrollment OPEN

Details & Eligibility

▸ On-Site Course
▸ August 19-23, 2019
▸ Students who will be taking Biology & Chemistry II in the fall

2019 Tuition: $480 (includes lunch)
Financial aid is available (May 1 deadline)

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