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Topics Covered: 

Kindergarten:

  • Properties of Matter (Intro)
  • Heredity and Adaption (Intro)
  • Energy (Intro)
  • Science and Technology (Intro)

Grade 1:

  • Forces and Motion
  • Structure and Function (Basic needs of Plants and Animals)
  • Structure and Function (Life Cycles)
  • Science and Technology (Measurement)

Grade 2:

  • Properties of Matter (Solids, Liquids, and Gases)
  • Structure and Function (Soil & Plants)
  • Science and Technology (Nutrition)

Grade 3:

  • Properties of Matter: States of Matter and Soggy Paper
  • Heredity and Adaption (Adaption to habitats – Plants and Animals)
  • Energy in Earth’s system: Water

Grade 4:

  • Core Scientific Inquiry
  • Energy Transfer and Transformation
  • Matter and Energy in Ecosystems: Wetlands
  • The changing Earth: Earth Material
  • Science and Technology (Magnetism and Electricity)

Grade 5:

  • Light
  • Sense Perception (Sight & other senses)
  • Earth, Moon, and Sun.
  • Ecosystems (Food Chains and Food Webs – Connecticut Ecosystems – Organisms)
  • Forces and Motion
  • Innovations

Grade 6:

  • Weather and Climate
  • Matter Phases
  • Cells
  • Microbes
  • Human Musculoskeletal System
  • Plants

Grade 7:

  • Circulation, Respiration, Excretion
    – Structure and Function
    – Defense Against Disease
  • Geology
    – Plate Tectonics
    – Erosion and Glaciation
    – Basic Rock Types and Rock Formation
  • Connecticut Water Resources: Fresh Water
    – Salt Water
    – Septic and Sewer Systems
  • Forces and Motion
    – Forces: Friction, Buoyant, Gravitational
    – Newton’s Laws of Motion
    – Momentum, Speed, and Acceleration
  • Work and machines
    – Forces and Work
    – Simple Machines
  • Structures (Bridges)
    – Structural Shapes and Materials
    – Bridge Designs

Grade 8:

  • Astronomy
    – Planetary Motion
    – Gravity in space
  • Chemistry
    – Atoms, Elements, Compounds
    – The Periodic Table of Elements
  • Life Processes
    – Life Processes in the Cell
    – Respiration vs. Photosynthesis
    – Human Nervous System and Senses
    – Human Digestive System
  • Genetics
    – Mendel’s Principles
    – Punnett Squares
    – Pedigree
    – Genetic Disorders
  • Electromagnetic Systems
    – Static Electricity
    – Current Electricity
    – Magnetism
  •  Light and Sound
    – Waves
    – Light
    – Sound
  •  Forensic Science

Grade 9-12:

  • Scientific Method/Evolution
  • Metric System
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Energy Flow
  • Transport
  • Cell
  • Photosynthesis
  • Cellular Respiration
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  • Meiosis
  • DNA Technology
  • Evolution and
    Natural Selection
  • Science Skills
  • Atomic Structure
  • Carbon Chemistry
  • Properties of Matter
  • Buoyancy: Archimedes’ principle
  • States of Matter
  • Fluid Pressure
  • Nature of Science
  • Stars and Galaxies
  • Earth as a System
  • Environment Resources
  • Plate Tectonics
  • The Ocean Floor
  • Mountain Building
  • Biology and You
  • Chemistry of Life
  • Ecosystems
  • Populations and
    Communities
  • Cell Structure
  • Cell Growth and
    Division
  • Meiosis and Sexual
    Reproduction
  • Mendel and
    Heredity
  • DNA, RNA, and
    Proteins
  • Evolutionary
    Theory
  • Bacteria and
    Viruses

 

 

Scratch:

 Beginner

Introduction to programming

  • What is programming
  • Choosing characters and backgrounds.
  • Painting and Editing characters
  • X & Y Coordinates
  • Loops
  • Sensing keys
  • If and if then else statements

Intermediate

  • Making variables (timer, score,….etc)
  • Uploading and downloading characters and backgrounds.
  • Arithmetic operations
  • The concept of cloning.

Advanced 

  • Blocks and functions
  • Creating lists
  • Physics and gravity

Python

Beginner

Introduction to programming

  • Printing strings
  • variables
  • User inputs.
  • If/else
  • While Loops
  • Comparison operators
  • Arithmetic operators
  • Comparison Operators

Intermediate

  • For loops
  • Math methods.
  • Blocks and functions
  • Creating lists and arrays

Advanced 

  • 2d arrays
  • Classes
  • File handling (reading and writing files)
  • String manipulations.
  • Importing from the Library

Engineering:

 

  • Unit 1: Designing Windmills:
  • the engineer design process
  • what is engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • activities:
  • Testing sail design
  • Designing a balloon car
  • Designing a windmill

 

  • Unit 2: balance and force:
  • Actions and reactions.
  • Pushing and pulling.
  • Types of bridges.
  • Activities:
  • Building a Suspension bridges
  • Building Beam bridges
  • Building Arch bridge
  • Designing a hydraulic lift.

 

  • Unit 3 : Simple machines
  • What is a simple machine
  • The concept of force.
  • Types of simple machines
  • activities
  • Levers
  • Designing a movable Pulley
  • Seesaw
  • Inclined plane
  • Wheel and axle

 

  • Unit 4: designing parachutes
  • Aerospace engineering
  • How parachutes work.
  • air resistance and gravity.
  • activities
  • Designing a parachute.
  • Glider plane project
  • Making a mini rocket

Kindergarten:

  • Module 1: Numbers to 10
    Module 2: Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Shapes
    Module 3: Comparison of Length, Weight, Capacity, and Numbers to 10
    Module 4: Number Pairs, Addition and Subtraction to 10
    Module 5: Numbers 10–20 and Counting to 100
    Module 6: Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes

Grade 1:

  • Module 1: Sums and Differences to 10
    Module 2: Introduction to Place Value Through Addition and Subtraction Within 20
    Module 3: Ordering and Comparing Length Measurements as Numbers
    Module 4: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40
    Module 5: Identifying, Composing, and Partitioning Shapes
    Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100

Grade 2:

  • Module 1: Sums and Differences to 100
    Module 2: Addition and Subtraction of Length Units
    Module 3: Place Value, Counting, and Comparison of Numbers to 1000
    Module 4: Addition and Subtraction Within 200 with Word Problems to 100
    Module 5: Addition and Subtraction Within 1000 with Word Problems to 100
    Module 6: Foundations of Multiplication and Division
    Module 7: Problem Solving with Length, Money, and Data
    Module 8: Time, Shapes, and Fractions as Equal Parts of Shapes

Grade 3:

  • Module 1: Properties of Multiplication and Division and Solving Problems with Units of 2–5 and 10
    Module 2: Place Value and Problem Solving with Units of Measure
    Module 3: Multiplication and Division with Units of 0, 1, 6–9, and Multiples of 10
    Module 4: Multiplication and Area
    Module 5: Fractions as Numbers on the Number Line
    Module 6: Collecting and Displaying Data
    Module 7: Geometry and Measurement Word Problems

Grade 4:

  • Module 1: Place Value, Rounding, and Algorithms for Addition and Subtraction
    Module 2: Unit Conversions and Problem Solving with Metric Measurement
    Module 3: Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division
    Module 4: Angle Measure and Plane Figures
    Module 5: Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations
    Module 6: Decimal Fractions
    Module 7: Exploring Multiplication

Grade 5:

  • Module 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions
    Module 2: Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
    Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
    Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions
    Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area
    Module 6: Problem Solving with the Coordinate Plane

Grade 6:

  • Module 1: Ratios and Unit Rates
    Module 2: Arithmetic Operations Including Dividing by a Fraction
    Module 3: Rational Numbers
    Module 4: Expressions and Equations
    Module 5: Area, Surface Area, and Volume Problems
    Module 6: Statistics

Grade 7:

  • Module 1: Ratios and Proportional Relationships
    Module 2: Rational Numbers
    Module 3: Expressions and Equations
    Module 4: Percent and Proportional Relationships
    Module 5: Statistics and Probability
    Module 6: Geometry

Grade 8:

  • Module 1: Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
    Module 2: The Concept of Congruence
    Module 3: Similarity
    Module 4: Linear Equations
    Module 5: Examples of Functions from Geometry
    Module 6: Linear Functions
    Module 7: Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry

Grade 9:

  • Module 1: Relationships Between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations and Their Graphs
    Module 2: Descriptive Statistics
    Module 3: Linear and Exponential Functions
    Module 4: Polynomial and Quadratic Expressions, Equations and Functions
    Module 5: A Synthesis of Modeling with Equations and Functions

Grade 10:

  • Module 1: Congruence, Proof, and Constructions
    Module 2: Similarity, Proof, and Trigonometry
    Module 3: Extending to Three Dimensions
    Module 4: Connecting Algebra and Geometry through Coordinates
    Module 5: Circles with and Without Coordinates

Grade 11:

  • Module 1: Polynomial, Rational, and Radical Relationships
    Module 2: Trigonometric Functions
    Module 3: Functions
    Module 4: Inferences and Conclusions from Data

Grade 12:

  • Module 1: Complex Numbers and Transformations
    Module 2: Vectors and Matrices
    Module 3: Rational and Exponential Functions
    Module 4: Trigonometry
    Module 5: Probability and Statistics

Chess Beginners Curriculum

The plan goes over 16 classes as follows:

  • A brief history of the game (an Introduction) and the board set up.
  • The chess pieces, their movement, and their space coverage!
  • Pieces’ value, Attacking and Capturing.
  • Defending the attacked pieces.
  • The purpose of the game (Check vs Checkmate).
  • Basic Checkmate Ideas and Patterns.
  • Memorizing and Calculating (Beginners level).
  • The difference between a Checkmate and a stalemate.
  • Special moves and when to apply them! (Castling – promotion – en-passant)
  • Basic Strategy:
  • Openings and Critical Thinking.
  • Middle game and how to win exchanges (planning ahead)
  • Trades and how to count
  • Prophylactic Thinking! find out your opponent’s plan.

Basic Tactics:

  • Skewers or the X-Ray.
  • Discovered attacks.
  • Double attacks.
  • Other ways to Not lose the game! (Perpetual Check, Three-Fold Repetition, and the 50-Move Draw)
  • The Endgame
  • Endgame patterns
  • Pawns endgame (the opposition)
  • Rooks endgame
  • Queen + king vs a king Endgame.
  • Chess Notation and how to play with the clock
  • Review and a tournament.

 

Intermediate & Advanced level curriculum

The Curriculum goes as follows:

  • Attacking the king
  • Pieces power
  • Misplaced pieces
  • Improving piece position
  • Advantage of the exchange
  • Pawns structure
  • Central pawns
  • Playing with a pawn less
  • Outposts
  • The initiative
  • Open Files
  • Back Rank Attack
  • Planning (creating your own future)
  • When you can’t think of a plan
  • Space advantage and maneuvering
  • Good and Bad Bishops
  • Falling into traps
  • Ignoring Threats
  • Some opening traps
  • Checkmates in 1-2-3-4
  • Review and a tournament
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