About Courses

  • Courses are 11 weeks per trimester.
  • If a course is offered at more than one grade level, the content is explored in greater depth or supplemented with additional/related materials. 
  • Not all courses described below are offered every year. (Those linked to descriptions are being offered this year.)
  • Most courses involve a site visit or visit by a guest specialist.

Course Descriptions

K, 1-2, 3-4: Investigate, Discover and Design: Developing Critical Thinking through Science & Engineering I, II & III
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Grades 2-3, 3-4: The Institute's "Jr NeuroExplorer" Team: Neuroscience of the Senses
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Grades 3-4, 4-5, 5-6: Chemistry of Human Body Systems and Biomedical Engineering
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Grades 5-6: Microworlds: Intro to Micro and Molecular Biology (prerequisite for taking Molecular Biology, Genetics & Genomics)
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Grades 5-6, 6-7: Intro to Physics and Chemistry
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Intro to Electrical and Mechanical Engineering & Robotics, Gr 5-6, 6-8
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Grades 6-8, 8-11: Biology of the Brain: Intro to the Nervous System
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Grades 7-9, 8-11: Intro to Physics I & II
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Prerequisite: Intro to Physics and Chemistry unless student has advanced permission from Ti2 staff.

Grades 6-8, ,9-10, 11-12: Genome Science & Space Physics: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
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Prerequisites: Microworlds: Intro to Micro and Molecular Biology or Mole Bio, Genetics & Genomics unless student has advanced permission from Ti2 staff.
(Course held January 2017 through April 2017)

Grades 8-12, CERN Beamline Student Research Program and Competition @the frontiers: Elementary Particles and High Energy Physics
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Grades 7-9, 8-11: Molecular Biology, Genetics and Genomics
Prerequisite:
Microworlds: Introduction to Micro and Molecular Biology unless student has advanced permission from Ti2 staff.
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Grades: 8-10, 10-12: Biochemistry and Human Health I & II
Prerequisites:
 Microworlds: Intro to Micro and Molecular Biology or Mole Bio, Genetics & Genomics unless student has permission from Ti2 staff.
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Grades 7-9, 8-12: Living in a Material World @the frontiers-The Science and Technology of Materials from the Nanoscale to 747s*
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* Eighth graders require advanced permission to take this course.

What's New for 2017-18? 

Not sure which physical sciences course will best fit your background and interests? Here are some guidelines and a simple assessment.

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