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Waves and Sound 5-6

Summer Science

From the waves that roar in the ocean to the light of stars that gleam across the night sky, a surprising number of physical phenomena can be modeled using the mathematics of waves. In this course, students are introduced to properties of waves and learn about wave behavior and its consequences. While students will learn about many types of waves, there is a focus on sound waves and why we as humans hear things the way we do. Students with an interest in music will enjoy learning how different sounds and pitches are produced.

Both a conceptual framework and hands-on experience are important in building a scientific understanding of the world, so each day of Waves and Sound will have two main class components:

This course helps build interest and a foundation for future physics classes. It encourages students to ask questions about the world around them and establishes scientific problem-solving methods for tackling those questions.

Since mathematics is one of the main tools used to understand the physics of waves, students will need to have completed a math course similar to our Math Level 4 or Math Level 5 courses to be successful in this course.

This two-week course meets Monday through Friday for three hours each day.

Space is very limited for our summer programs. Please do not wait until the last minute to enroll. If there are more than two weeks before the course starts, a $200 deposit will be due when enrolling, with the balance due two weeks before the course begins.

Summer Enrollment Deadline: Summer enrollment for each class closes one week after the class starts.

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