EIE – Monrovia Jr. – Sr. High

2640-A7 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

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Contact: Jill Wilcox: jill@science2u.com, 562-754-1081

Life Science-6th – 7th grade

Tuesdays: 1:30-3:00

Instructor: Jill Wilcox

Class Duration: 2 semesters

Cost of class: $350/semester. Please view the Registration/Prices page.
A textbook is required with two choices for text books available as listed on Life Science Texbooks.

This class will include such topics as:

  • Intro to Cell Biology
  • Protein Synthesis
  • Photosynthesis
  • Genetics
  • Origins
  • Ecology

We will also cover classification and will conduct a brief survey of the kingdoms including:

  • Archaebacteria
  • Eubacteria
  • Protists
  • Fungi
  • Plants
  • Animals including:
    • Invertebrates
    • Arthropods
    • Vertebrates
    • Viruses

A brief study of some of the systems of the human body is also included.
This course meets weekly for 1.5 hours (45 min. of lecture, 45 min. of lab). Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab reports and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests will be taken online at home and are to be administered by their parent. One in-class practicum test will be given by the instructor. Each student will complete a science fair project for the end of the year.

Tuesdays Classes Dates: Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Nov. 6, 13, 27. Dec. 4, 11. Jan. 8,15, 22, 29. Feb. 5,12,26. Mar. 5,12,19,26. Apr. 2,9,30 and May 7, 14, 21.

Tuesdays, days off: Nov. 20, Dec. 18, 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 19, Apr. 16, 23

Physical Science  8th – 9th grade 

Tuesdays: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Instructor: Jill Wilcox

Class duration: 2 semesters

This class will cover material in the following areas; the scientific method, energy and motion, acceleration and momentum, matter (solid, liquid, gas), atomic structure and chemical bonds, properties of substances, light, sound waves, electricity, electronics, nuclear reactions and energy sources. Students will complete 29 labs in this class and a science fair project!

The class will meet for 90 minutes once a week. This course includes lecture, hands-on labs, homework assignments, tests, and a science fair project. Tests will be taken online.

* Note, not all charter schools accept this for high school credit. Please check with your individual charter school.

Tuesdays Classes Dates: Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Nov. 6, 13, 27. Dec. 4, 11. Jan. 8,15, 22, 29. Feb. 5,12,26. Mar. 5,12,19,26. Apr. 2,9,30 and May 7, 14, 21.

Tuesdays, days off: Nov. 20, Dec. 18, 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 19, Apr. 16, 23

 

Biology 9th– 10th grade    

Thursdays: 8:30-11:00 a.m.   

Instructor: Lisa Wright

Class duration 2 semesters a-g Course (your charter must approve our syllabus for you to receive a-g credit) 

This class will include such topics as intro. chemistry, cell biology, protein synthesis, photosynthesis, thorough coverage of genetics, classification and a survey of the kingdoms including archeabacteria, eubacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals including invertebrates, arthropods and vertebrates. There will be 1-2 long-term projects. Students will complete 28 labs and 2 in-class practicum assessments in this class.

This course meets weekly for 2.5 hours (1+ hour of lecture, 1+ hour of lab). Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab reports and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests are taken online. Two in-class practicum tests will be given by the instructor.

  • Cost: $400/semester
  • A textbook is required, with two choices for text book available on Biology Textbooks.

Dates: All Thursdays from Sept. 6-Dec. 13th (except Nov 22 (Thanksgiving).

Dates for spring semester are each Thursday from Jan 10 to May 23 (except Feb 14 (President’s day weekend) and April 18 & April 25 (spring break))

Final exams are May 16 in-class and are mandatory. 

Chemistry  10th– 12th grade level 

There will be 2 separate chemistry lectures this year. One will be conceptual chemistry which will not have extensive math in it. This is for students who do not need a-g credit for the course or for those who struggle with upper level math.

The chemistry honors lecture will be for those students who would like to take this course for a-g credit and are proficient in math. Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Physical Science are required for honors

Both classes will combine for the lab time.

Thursdays: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Conceptual Chemistry-Non a-g Lecture)

Thursdays: 2:00-3:10 p.m. (Honors Chemistry Lecture a-g)

Thursdays: 12:30-2:00 p.m. (Combined lab time)

Class duration 2 semesters a-g course (your charter must approve our syllabus for you to receive a-g credit)

Instructor: Lisa Wright

Honors Chemistry (a-g)- This class will include such topics as: structure of the atom, elements of the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure and reactivity, mole concepts and stoichiometry, gases, acids & bases, and solutions, reaction rates and chemical equilibrium, redox reactions and electrochemistry, introduction to biochemistry and organic chemistry.

There will be a significant emphasis on laboratory practice, with weekly labs and/or demonstrations, along with computation for quantitative analysis. In addition, practice questions for the SAT II chemistry subject test will be included and discussed on a regular basis.

This course meets weekly for 2.5 hours. Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab notebooks and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. Tests will be sent home with the student to be administered by their parent and returned to class the following week.

A textbook is required. Go to Chemistry textbooks for ordering info.

Non a-g: Conceptual Chemistry

Conceptual chemistry is a year-long course with wet labs designed to engage students who might not otherwise pursue a future in science. The focus is on fundamental concepts and application of the study of chemistry to the real world, not mathematical models. We will focus on observation of matter and how it interacts in chemical systems and reactions, as well as exploring the world of atoms, molecules and subatomic particles, organization of matter within the periodic table, chemical bonding and types of reactions, and chemistry at work in our society. This course includes robust wet-labs that go beyond kitchen science, including formal lab writeups. The emphasis will be on laboratory technique, safety and proficiency, as well as student-led investigations.

Text: Conceptual Chemistry, Understanding our World of Atoms and Molecules by John Suchocki, 4th edition (2010) or newer. 

ISBN-13: 978-0136054535

ISBN-10: 0136054536

Cost: $500/Semester

Dates: All Thursdays from Sept. 6-Dec. 13th (except Nov 22 (Thanksgiving).

Dates for spring semester are each Thursday from Jan 10 to May 23 (except Feb 14 (President’s day weekend) and April 18 & April 25 (spring break))

Final exams are May 16 in-class and are mandatory.