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Foundations of Geometry 

Tuesday 

10:00am to 11:40am

Oct 23 - Dec 11.   

8 weeks

$240

For ages 10 and above

Introduction to Geometry is a great starting point for those who do no have a lot of familiarity with maths, those who have some apprehension around maths, and those who are interested in the beauty and elegance of geometry. Geometry helps to bridge the gap between the abstract language of mathematics and the tangible world in front of us. We'll be using visual cues and drawing to help understand the concepts of geometry. This class will be covering:

- Euclidian geometry (traditional geometry, with three dimensions and straight lines)

- Alternative geometries, including hyperbolic and multidimensionsal

- Angles and lines

- Length, Area and Volume, and the three dimensions

- Properties of circles and pi

- Properties of polygons, including regular polygons 

Introduction to Biology

Tuesday

12:00pm to 1:40pm

October 23 - December 11

8 weeks

$240

For ages 10 and above

Introduction to biology is a taster course into the basic tenets of biology. An understanding of biology adds a beautiful dimension to our view of the world and an appreciation for what a marvellous thing it is to be alive, and to be living in a world teaming with living organisms. This class will be covering:

- What is life? The dawn of life and the ancestral tree of life. 

- DNA, replication and proteins

- Cells and organelles

- Microbiology, bacteria and viruses

- Plants and plant structures

- Communication between plants and plant hormones

- Animals and Anatomy

- A practical class, looking at scientific method and controlling variables

Elementary Math and Science

Tuesday

2:00pm to 4:00pm

October 23 - December 11

8 Weeks

$240

For ages 6 to ten

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Elementary Math and Science is a two part course, starting with 50 minutes of introductory math, a twenty minute break and then 50 minutes of science. Most of the science lessons will include a hands on science experiment or practical inquiry. The maths is largely a verbal and visual exploration using tangible resources such as dice, play dough and colour. It is suitable for younger children who are seeking to be inspired and have their curiosity for math and science grown and nurtured.

The classes will be covering:

- The golden ratio and plants

- Historial counting systems of the Babylonians, Egyptians and Romans

- Acids and bases, and pH testing

- The movement of the Sun. Earth and Moon and how these influence the seasons, night and day and the solstices

- Atoms and the periodic table

- Density, gravity, mass and volume

- Constructing graphs

- DNA and gene pools, natural selection and influences on the gene pool

- Neurons and how we learn