Beyond IQ

Einstein Adds a New Dimension

  • 29 Jan 2021
  • 28 May 2021
  • 16 sessions
  • 29 Jan 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 05 Feb 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 12 Feb 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 19 Feb 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 26 Feb 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 05 Mar 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 12 Mar 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 19 Mar 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 26 Mar 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 02 Apr 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 23 Apr 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 30 Apr 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 07 May 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 14 May 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 21 May 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 28 May 2021, 11:30 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
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Instructor: Sherene Raisbeck

Suggested ages: 8-11 (not for junior high)

Fridays, 11:30am-1:00pm; starting January 29th

*** We will take a two week break -- no meetings April 9 or April 16 ***

Einstein Adds a New Dimension is the third of three works in Joy Hakim's Story of Science that present the major scientific innovations within the context of major works produced by Aristotle, Newton, Einstein, and progress which continues in theoretical physics.

Learning how to make accurate and useful observations, investigate ideas, evaluate sources, and find out what’s really true, are important skills for scholars in all fields of endeavor.

Students in Einstein Adds a New Dimension continue to develop their understanding of the historical context and great experiments of the world’s innovators.

As the third part of The Story of Science series, Einstein Adds a New Dimension builds on the foundation set forward in the courses Aristotle Leads the Way and Newton at the Center.  Einstein Adds a New Dimension guides students through discoveries in modern physics, explaining the state of the science, while describing some of the current questions and areas of research.  Building on the themes in courses Aristotle and NewtonEinstein Adds a New Dimension helps students strengthen their solid basis of understanding, understand the nature and pace of change, and develop the insight, imagination, and skill to anticipate, jump in, and move forward with the new work of the future.

Over the course of the year, we will explore the lines of evidence for the current theory of the universe; we will discover the nature of quarks and strings; and we will discuss alternative hypotheses and theories.  We will continue building the scaffold for later studies in science and other endeavors, and developing skills which will be used in career planning and development.

This course will be using additional material from Thinking Physics by Lewis Carroll Epstein, but students are not required to have this book.

Tests, homework, and grades are provided optionally and may be graded at home or by the instructor.  We fully support 2e students and will tailor testing, homework, and class participation so that it is low stress and meaningful for each student.  Students need to be able to do multiplication with fractions and ratios, and to understand the use of algebraic symbols.

While some experiments are repeated from the Newton and Aristotle courses, students will encounter them on a different level. These courses do NOT need to be taken in a particular order.

Find the Einstein Adds a New Dimension book here.

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