Science

Science in Eleventh Grade


Our eleventh grade science curriculum pushes beyond what your teen will do in school. In Super Science: Grade 11 Edition, students investigate such interesting topics as insect-digesting plants and ESP. In Solar Lab, kids learn how solar power works and how we can harness it by building a solar circuit and a battery charger. In Obstacle Course Physics, students play with acceleration and centrifugal force by building obstacle courses. We blend authentic, project-based activities with individual attention so that students derive their own conclusions to scientific questions. Professional guidance and captivating activities result in new learning that will spark a love for scientific inquiry and investigation.


Science Option A

Super Science: Grade 11 Edition

Super Science: Grade 11 Edition takes science to a whole other level! Forget about boring experiments in a lab, instead think about building hovercrafts and man-made beaches! Teens create, innovate, and build their scientific skills in this course while having lots of fun! It becomes more difficult to keep kids interested in science at this grade level. This course does more than keep them engaged–it keeps them curious!!

Lesson 1–Insect Digesting Plants

Lesson 2–ESP–The Ganzfield Experiment

Lesson 3–Hovercraft Lab

Lesson 4–Building a Beach

Lesson 5–The Science Behind the Perfect Football Kick

Science Option B

Solar Lab

Solar energy is a viable energy source that has many benefits and few drawbacks. In this course, students learn about the sun’s powerful impact on our planet, how we harness its energy and what applications bring the most benefit. Teens work on real-world solar solutions to everyday problems. This course is packed with fun and interesting solar projects that build science skills.

Lesson 1–How Do Solar Cells Work?

Lesson 2–Solar Circuits Lab

Lesson 3–Voltage, Electric Current, and Power

Lesson 4–Current Advances in Solar Power

Lesson 5–Solar Powered Battery Lab

Science Option C

Obstacle Course Physics

Teens design and build obstacle courses while learning about acceleration, inertia, centrifugal force, and many other fundamental physics concepts that they will find useful not only in school but also in their everyday lives. Students complete authentic, project-based assignments individually or in teams.

Lesson 1–Acceleration Lab

Lesson 2–Inertia of Mass Lab

Lesson 3–Centrifugal Force Lab

Lesson 4–Linear Momentum Lab

Lesson 5–Laws of Motion Lab

Technology

Technology in the Eleventh Grade


The academics in eleventh grade continue preparing students for college, where they will need new technology skills to address increasingly challenging coursework. We’ve designed our Grade 11 Technology curriculum with that as a focus. We teach students computer skills that are highly sought after in college and in the job market. By this time in their academic careers, students have accumulated many digital skills that they use at school and at home. We take what students are already doing and add to it, authentically, by providing them with real-world problems that need solutions. Our courses focus on teaching students fundamental computing skills that they will use long after the course ends!


Technology Option A

Introduction to Computer Programming for Grade 11

Every student should have an opportunity to learn about computing. Teens are engaged by computers, laptops, and smartphones. In Introduction to Computer Programming for Grade 11, students go beyond using these devices, and learn how to program these technologies. Programming is simply giving the computer explicit directions on how to complete a task. Students write increasingly complex programs they can play with and share with their classmates and families, while learning how to collaborate with others, hone their problem-solving skills, and persist through challenging problems.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Technology and Computer Programming

Lesson 2

Graph Paper Programming (Unplugged Activity)

Paper Planes (Unplugged Activity)

Maze Sequence

Lesson 3

Artist Sequence

Getting Loopy (Unplugged Activity)

Lesson 4

Maze Loops

Artist Loops

Bee Loops

Lesson 5

Student Showcase

Technology Option B

Web Design

In this course, students learn how to create their own unique websites. Teens get the skills, tools, and technologies that allow them to learn at their own pace while building a well designed website. There are no prerequisites for this course, just a sincere desire to work hard to learn some pretty invaluable web design skills!

Lesson 1–Create a Web Page

Lesson 2–Web Design Software

Lesson 3–Write an HTML Web Page

Lesson 4–Style Your Site

Lesson 5–CSS Code

Technology Option C

Makerbot 3D Printing Lab

In this exciting course, students are introduced to 3D printing, using Makerbot professional 3D printers. Students learn how to operate, troubleshoot, and design their own 3D printing projects that they can share with family and friends during our Student Showcase.

Lesson 1–Introduction to 3D Printing

Lesson 2–Lab 1–Thingiverse

Lesson 3–Lab 2–PrintShop

Lesson 4–Tinkercad

Lesson 5–Student Showcase

Engineering

Engineering in the Eleventh Grade


Our engineering curriculum introduces the basic principles of engineering using hands-on projects and activities that focus on the design process. Students design, build, and test structures while learning the fundamentals of engineering individually and in teams. We stress creativity, innovation, and fun! Activities are designed so that students problem-solve by thinking “outside the box,” by engineering designs that are safe, efficient, and solve authentic engineering dilemmas.


Engineering Option A

Hands-On Engineering Labs

In this project-based course, students bend “unbendable” bars, investigate the physics of roller coasters, and engineer a mountain rescue! Because we believe that everyone can be an engineer, we designed this course for everyone! We provide teens with fun, hands-on, authentic projects that teach them fundamental engineering skills that they will find useful long after this course ends.

Lesson 1–Bend That Bar

Lesson 2–Physics of Roller Coasters

Lesson 3–Engineering a Mountain Rescue Part 1

Lesson 4–Engineering a Mountain Rescue Part 2

Lesson 5–Secrets of Money Printing

Engineering Option B

Engineering Structures

Who doesn’t want to build the tallest tower or design the fastest marble run? In Engineering Structures students build towers, bridges, magnetic buildings, and other fun structures while they learn fundamental engineering skills. Teens are born builders (and wreckers!), we build on those abilities while teaching how to problem-solve, work collaboratively in groups, and most importantly, to think like engineers.

Lesson 1–Bridges Building Lab

Lesson 2–Vehicle Building Lab

Lesson 3–Magnetic Building Lab

Lesson 4–Marble Run Lab

Lesson 5–Roller Coaster Lab

Engineering Option C

Lego Mindstorms Lab

The aim of this course is to inspire and support students in creating innovative engineering projects using LEGO’s. If you’re new to LEGO Mindstorms STEM Labs, this is the perfect place to begin! Students are challenged with real-world engineering missions while learning fundamental engineering concepts and team building skills.

Lesson 1–Simple Machines

Lesson 2–Powered Machines

Lesson 3–Lab 1

Lesson 4–Lab 2

Lesson 5–Student Showcase

Math

Math in the Eleventh Grade


From math games to digital math, our curriculum blends fun and learning in a technology-rich environment that promotes blended learning and individual attention for guaranteed student success. Students are introduced to online learning opportunities in Digital Math, they get a head start on upcoming mathematical concepts in Math Missions: Grade 11 Edition, and they connect math with other disciplines such as art and history in Math Connections.


Math Option A

Digital Math

In this course, students are introduced to and practice new math skills using computers and tablets. They learn new technical skills while having fun with math. The lessons in this course are colorful, cheerful, vibrant, constantly evolving, and most of all, fun! Students learn new math concepts, how to navigate digital devices, how to work in a team, and how to be safe online.

Lesson 1–Review of Essential Skills

Lesson 2–Introduction to Math Learning Software

Lesson 3–Games, Games, Math, and Games

Lesson 4–Math Websites

Lesson 5–Student Showcase

Math Option B

Math Missions: Grade 11 Edition

In Math Missions: Grade 11 Edition, students are introduced to fundamental mathematical concepts that will give them an edge in school. We begin by reviewing essential skills that are necessary for further success in Grade 11. We then add to that skill set by immersing students in engaging learning activities that reinforce confidence in their mathematical abilities.

Lesson 1–Review of Essential Skills

Lesson 2–Algebra I

Lesson 3–Finite Math

Lesson 4–Pre-Calculus

Lesson 5–Statistics

Math Option C

Math Connections

In this course, we learn how math lives all around us in almost everything we do. We show students that math is not just about numbers, that it is also connected to many other disciplines. We blend math with other interesting topics such as art and science, so that students recognize the immense ability to create and innovate even within the confines of mathematical rules. The earlier students begin to think like creators and innovators, the earlier they will create and innovate!

Lesson 1–Math and Art

Lesson 2–Math and Science

Lesson 3–Math and History

Lesson 4–Math and ELA

Lesson 5–Student Showcase

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