Here are all the topics covered by the e-Science program. Some topics take only a couple of weeks to complete, while others can take several months. Remember, your own goals for your child’s science learning combined with your schooling philosophy will determine what is right for you. In any case, there are hundreds and hundreds of activities, experiments and projects, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding good stuff to work on and learn from!
Unit 1: Mechanics
Force,Gravity and FrictionNewton did his early work on his Three Laws of Motion, which still hold true today.
Unit 2: Motion
Velocity and AccelerationA crash-course in projectile motion as you throw, swing, zoom, drop, roll, and tangle with Newton’s laws.
Unit 3: Matter
Atom, Density, and SolidsAtoms are impossibly small yet absolutely vital for all matter and all interaction between matter.
Unit 4: Energy 1
Pulley and LeversDiscover the magic of mechanical advantage as you build simple machines to lift, pull, and hoist.
Unit 5: Energy 2
Potential and Kinetic EnergyLearn about the two categories of energy by building roller coasters, bobsleds, cannons, and catapults.
Unit 6: Sound
Vibrations and ResonanceInvestigate sonic wave energy by creating air horns, buzzing hornets, and harmonicas.
Unit 7: Astrophysics
Astronomy, Particle Physics, & RelativityDiscover the cosmos by building telescopes, particle detectors, tracing comets, mapping the sun, and more!
Unit 8: Chemistry 1
Molecules, Atoms & Chemical KineticsShake up solutions, grow crystal farms, cross-link polymers, & phase shift heat & ice reactions.
Unit 9: Light
Light Waves, Photons, & LasersInvestigate the wild side of light energy that has baffled scientists for over a century.
Unit 10: Electricity
Circuits and RoboticsSpark together circuits, burglar alarms, and build real robots from junk!
Unit 11: Magnetism
Permanent Magnets and ElectromagnetsWhat is that invisible force, and why is it there? Why are some things magnetic and others not?
Unit 12: Alternative Energy
Solar Cells, Wind Power, & Fuel CellsConstruct solar batteries, wind turbines, crystal radios, reversible fuel cells, and bio energy sources.
Unit 13: Thermodynamics
Temperature and HeatHeat is the movement of thermal energy, which causes ice cubes to melt and storms to thunder.
Unit 14: Electronics
Breadboards, PCBs, Analog & Digital CircuitsCreate wireless FM transmitters, door alarms, scrolling clocks, police sirens, and robot sensors.
Unit 15: Chemistry 2
Reactions, Bonds, ‘ Redox, Acids & Bases, NuclearBuild your own home chemistry lab safely under the direction of professionals.
Unit 16: Life Sci 1
Living Organisms, Cells, Genetics, MicroscopesCells explain how and why living things like animals, plants, and bacteria live and grow.
Unit 17: Life Sci 2
Prokaryotes, Plants, Protists & FungiDiscover bacteria, archae, fungi, protists, and plants and how life isn’t possible without them.
Unit 18: Biology 1
Invertebrates, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, & MammalsDepending on where you live, you see different animals living in rivers, lakes, and swamps.
Unit 19: Biology 2
Skin, Bones, Muscles CardiovascularLearn about your skeleton, joints, muscles, cells, lungs, ears, eyes, and more.
Unit 20: Earth Science
Geology, Mineralogy, & PlanetaryIs it a mineral, meteorite or something else? Discover climate effects, crystallization, and more.
Unit 21: Advanced Physics
Full high school level physics course for advanced students.
Unit 22: Advanced Chemistry
Full high school level chemistry course for advanced students.
Unit 23: Advanced Biology
Overview course in biology for advanced students.