Beyond IQ

Aristotle Leads the Way

  • 10 Sep 2021
  • 24 Dec 2021
  • 15 sessions
  • 10 Sep 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 17 Sep 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 24 Sep 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 01 Oct 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 08 Oct 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 15 Oct 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 22 Oct 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 29 Oct 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 05 Nov 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 12 Nov 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
  • 19 Nov 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
  • 03 Dec 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
  • 10 Dec 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
  • 17 Dec 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
  • 24 Dec 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EST)
  • online
  • 10


  • Student enrolling in this class.
  • Student whose family is a member of any of these groups:
    Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF)
    Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG)
    Mass. Assoc. for Gifted Education (MAGE)
    New Hampshire Assoc. for Gifted Ed (NHAGE)

Instructor: Sherene Raisbeck
5-10 students
Suggested Ages: 8-11 (not for junior high)

Time: Fridays, 10:00am to 11:30 am Eastern time, starting September 13th

NOTE: In the past, this course has been offered over two terms. We are offering it as a single term course with each meeting running 75-90 minutes. We believe this pace better serves our gifted students.


Aristotle Leads the Way is the first of three works by Joy Hakim that present the major scientific innovations within the context of work performed by Aristotle, Newton, Einstein, and work which continues in theoretical physics.

Learning how to observe the world, investigate ideas and sources, and find out what’s really true, are important skills for new scholars! Students develop a rich understanding of the science presented by tracing the historical context and experiments of the greatest thinkers in Western as well as Eastern scientific thought.

As the first part of The Story of Science series, this class is an excellent foundation for further advanced work in science, mathematics, and computer science. It lays a foundation for Newton at the Center and Einstein Adds a New Dimension. In addition, the story-based instruction utilized will enhance retention for students who are not scientifically oriented. Over the course of the year, we will measure the circumference of the earth, the distance to the moon, and lay the foundations for atomic theory!

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 do need to be able to do simple multiplication with ratios.

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

Find the Aristotle Leads the Way book here.

$475; GHF, SENG, MAGE, and NHAGE Members pay $460! (But no double dipping, sorry!) Multiple children? Talk to us!

We accept charter school funds

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