This class is all about asking questions, investigating concepts and designing experiments. Students will explore the roles that science plays in shaping our every-day life and will develop their ability to think like a scientist. From microscopic organisms to all living things (past and present), from simple machines to Artificial Intelligence, and from single atoms to the chemical bonds in new and emerging materials: students will discover the world from the tiniest microscopic particle to the farthest reaches of the Universe. Young scientists in this hands-on class will learn how to investigate, explore, hypothesize, experiment and present their findings.
Your Educator – David Croke
David was born and raised in the charming city of Dublin, Ireland. It was there that he discovered a love for mathematics and a desire to teach. Throughout his schooling life he recognized that hard work and effort supersedes raw intelligence in the race for success. He graduated from Dublin City University with First-Class Honors in Mathematical Sciences in 2010 and continued his ambitions by also acquiring a First-Class Honors in his Professional Diploma in Education from University College Cork in 2012. As a certified mathematics teacher, he has been teaching in the classrooms of public, private and boarding schools, in both Ireland and Australia, for almost six years. He has also been tutoring students one-to-one during these years. He is extremely excited to be a part of the BrainBoost team and to utilize his teaching experience in a new context. His approach to learning is student-centered, valuing the goals of the individual to create a lesson that is the most effective for them. He is really enjoying Vancouver life and can be spotted cycling the seawall or mountain biking up north. His hobbies also include surfing, kayaking and scuba diving. Ask him about scuba diving with hammerhead sharks!
How much does it cost?
(mid-term enrollment offered at a pro-rated price)
When is it?
Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
What are the dates?
September 13th – June 13th
(This class is offered with anytime entry throughout the year)
What ages is it appropriate for?
What credits can be earned?