Crash Course in High School Science
Open to: Students who will be taking Biology & Chemistry I in the fall
August 19-23, 2019 1pm-4pm (lunch 12:30 – 1:00)
Are you new to high school level biology or chemistry? Did you struggle in your past science courses? If so, then this one-week preparatory course is just what you need. During the week, you will be exposed to major scientific themes that are relevant to both biology and chemistry such as energy, matter, structure and function, and chemical reactions. You will engage in discussions, activities, independent research, and lab experiments, learning practices that will be useful throughout your career as a science student. These include asking questions, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, making arguments based on evidence, constructing sound explanations, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. This course will give you the tools you need to begin your study of Biology & Chemistry I with a solid foundation in scientific thought and practice.
All materials and lunch will be provided.
WEN SAILER, Instructor
Wen Sailer graduated with a BA in biology from Barnard College and a MA in teaching in science education from Boston University. She spent many years teaching a variety of science courses at Brookline High School and was also a lab instructor at Wellesley College. She currently teaches Biology & Chemistry I at Rivers.
Details & Eligibility
▸ On-Site Course
▸ August 19-23, 2019
▸ Students who will be taking Biology & Chemistry I in the fall
2019 Tuition: $480 (includes lunch)
Financial aid is available (May 1 deadline)