Name of Course: Human History
Learning Facilitator: Max
Number of Students: 7
Days we Meet: Monday/Tuesday
Advanced Enrichment Dates: October 20-January 16
Course Description: In our Advanced Enrichment we were learning about Human History. Human History means how people began to come to live in the Earth and how many years that people have been living in the Earth. We learned how our ancestors had different from us and how they lived in the Earth. Our ancestors were chimpanzees. Chimpanzees were so different from us because because they walked by four legs and humans were bipedales. Other thing that is different was that the chimpanzees were living on the trees and humans lived in the house on the land. We looked on timelines from zero years until now. We compared from zero years until now how it different. At zero years it was just land with mountains and we learned about what was the first species of human that lived on the Earth. Now it have lots of animals that live on the Earth and now it have technology which before didn’t have. On the timeline we could know what were the first organisms that lived in the Earth. The first organisms that lived in the Earth were bacterias. We learned what was happening before Christ and what was happening after Christ. We had four important keywords. They were evolution, adaptation, reproduce and generation. Each word helped us to study about our Advanced Enrichment. Evolution means how people changed over time. Example: humans have changed their living because at the past humans didn’t know how to grow plants, but over time humans adapted to grow the plants because they didn’t have the food to eat. In our class we talked a lot about generation and how humans changed over generations. We asked our friends how old were they, then we asked about the mother’s age and then we took their mother’s age minus their age. So we could know when was their mother’s age when have baby. This is helpful to know because it helps us to learn about generation. If now I am 12 years old and my mother is 39 years old it means my mother had me when she was 27 years old.
Name of Course: Psychology
Learning Facilitator: Caroline
Number of Students: 13
Days we Meet: Monday/Tuesday
Advanced Enrichment Dates: Session 1: August 12-October 17
Course Description: In our Advanced Enrichment we learned about psychology. Psychology means how someone felt and how they changed their behavior and attitude. We learned about body language. Body language means how someone acted could tell other people by not speaking anything. We looked at the students and thought that students were introvert or extrovert people. Introvert means animals that don’t want to be loud they are just serene. Extrovert means animals that like to do fun things and be loud animals. Other things we learned were about optimism and pessimism. Optimism means thinking a good thing. Pessimism means thinking bad things like some people give up. We learned about positive and negative behavior. Example: when the mom played with the baby she was positive and the baby was happy, but when the mom was negative (it means the mom made the straight face) and then the baby was crying and trying to make the mom play with them. We learned about children’s behavior. When we gave chocolate to children and then we said if you eat chocolate it okay, but if children wait the teacher will give more chocolate. Some of the students ate the chocolate because they thought that the teacher was cheating them. Some of them waited because they wanted more chocolate to eat. We watched three videos. First video we watched was about two monkeys working together to open the box to get the foods to eat. Second video we watched was about human have two monkeys and they gave one monkey a grape and other monkey a cookie and how they behaved. Third video we watched was about two people played cards to cheat the monkey and how it behaved.
Name of Course: Algebra B
Learning Facilitator: Jeff
Number of Students: 12
Dates: August 12-January 16
Days we Meet: Thursday and Friday
Course Description: Our group learns about Algebra. We started to learn about negative numbers and positive numbers. First we started to draw a number line about negative numbers and positive numbers. The other thing we do is graphing numbers. It is the biggest thing we need to learn. Sometimes on weekends we have a homework to do from the teacher because we need to work hard on graphing it. Other important areas are solving hard problems. Some of the problems that we can not do we can ask the best teacher. He will not tell you a answer. He will show you a way to do it easier, faster and correctly. The goal is know all the key words and solve a lot of hard problems. Here are the key words: Coordinate Grid means the equation about graphing on the papers. Linear Equations mean that used Y=mx+b to graph on the graph papers. Slope means Y=mx+b and mx is a slope. Intercept means the place that one line and one line touch each other. Variables mean the letters the represent the number. Solve means to do the equation. Equations mean the questions that the teacher put for the kids to do. But it a math word.